Pokhara: Pokhara Metropolis has inspected 8 meat shops in Pokhara on Thursday and fined four shops between Rs 5,000 and Rs 20,000.
Along with Dashain, the big festival of Nepali people, the metropolis has monitored the meat shops.
Altogether, metropolis imposed a fine of 65,000 rupees and destroyed meat items worth 12,853 rupees.
During the monitoring, Seven Star Food and Mart in Pokhara-7, Pokhara Meat Mart Pokhara-6 and Fresh-Fresh House in Pokhara-17 were fined Rs 20,000 each. Meanwhile, Imran Fresh House in Pokhara-17 was fined 5,000 rupees.
Pokhara Meat Mart of Lakeside was found selling frozen quail bird and pork meat without label. Similarly its digital weighing machine was found unregistered in revenue office. A fine of Rs 20,000 rupees was slapped according to subsection (a), (b), (c) of section 38 of the Consumer Protection Act 2075.
Similarly, 9 kg 600 grams of rotten chicken, 900 grams of prawns and 4 packets of sausages were destroyed from Fresh-Fresh House. The team also slapped fine of Rs 20,000 on the spot.
In Imran Fresh House, it was found that all the meat was kept together with wastage. The fresh house was also keeping all types of meat in the same refrigerator.