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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Sweet shops sweets unhygienic and substandard : Behind closed doors

Posted by Anup Baral August 09, 2016 :
Nanglo Bakery Cafe, one of the most loved and reputed restaurants of the Capital, has come under scrutiny for selling substandard food. On Monday, the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) raided the bakery’s Sanepa production plant after receiving complaints from consumers. During the raid, the authorities not only found that the bakery products were unhygienic, but also that the plant itself was operating without a licence. And so, they have sealed the plant.
The issue of substandard and contaminated food in the market has been a chronic one in Nepal. In 2011, when it was revealed that some of Kathmandu’s favourite sweet shops were making Gudpak, a popular sweetmeat, out of foul ingredients and that other sweet shops were using ghee made out of animal fats, the public was outraged and the government woke up to the deteriorating food quality in the market. Since then government inspections have increased.

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