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Nepalese government cracks down on unsafe food


May 09, 2024

The Nepalese government has amended the law relating to food (the Food Quality and Hygiene Laws - 2081 BS), imposing up to five years in prison for the production and sale of inedible products that pose a threat to human health. While amending the Food Act, 2023, the government has included provisions to regulate the production, processing, export, import, transportation, sale, distribution or storage of food products, with fines of up to Rs 500,000 (roughly 5500 euros). The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has stated that action will be taken against any unlicensed food business, unauthorized imports of food or production, processing, export, import, storage, transportation, or sale of contaminated food.

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