Kathmandu, Dec 1: The processed water bottling industries are among the businesses flouting the Food Act, the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control said.
The Department said it has taken legal action against the industries disobeying the Act as well as those businesses and traders operating without adhering to the standards.
Out of the 1,189 samples related to food collected for testing in the first four months from Saun to Kattik, 70 samples did not meet the standards, Department’s spokesperson Mohan Krishna Maharjan said.
According to him, most of the samples not meeting the set standard belonged to the processed drinking water industries (21) followed by poultry feed industries (16), oil and vegetable ghee industries (14) and food grain processing industries (10) and other foodstuff related industries.
Most of the industries facing action in this charge also comprise the drinking water processing plants. Cases have been filed against five water processing plants, against three cooking oil producing industries, three bakeries and two each of feed, instant noodles and sweets.