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KATHMANDU: The local administration has sealed the tea processing center of multinational company Unilever in Hetauda and started further action from today.
Somkant Rijal, head of the Food Technology and Quality Control Office, Hetauda, said that the local administration had sealed the tea plant of Unilever after a joint monitoring team from the District Administration Office, Makwanpur, Food Technology and Quality Control Office, Hetauda and various consumer organizations found expired tea in the company.
“We have collected samples and sealed the tea processing center of the company after finding expired and expired tea leaves in the monitoring based on special information,” we said.
According to him, 920 bags of expired 30 kg bags of tea were found in the company. He said that the samples of the found tea were collected and sent to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control for testing.
He informed that the tea was monitored after a special notice was issued for the purpose of making new packets by extending the expiration date. The monitoring was carried out after it was found that expired tea leaves imported from India were being sent to the market for sale under the brand name ‘Red Label’.
On the basis of the special information received, a joint monitoring team comprising local administration, food technology and quality control office and consumerist organizations monitored the tea plantation in the industrial complex. Earlier, the team had also taken action against a businessman who was illegally producing agarbatti in the name of an Indian brand.
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