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Nepal still in shock after the terrible earthquake that on April 25 caused more than 8,000 victims. Many are competing in the race for humanitarian aid to support the country in this delicate phase in which the population is in need of everything. Pity that in May a large amount of food sent by India, Bangladesh and the UK arrived in poor condition, below the minimum standards of quality.

These are the findings from the inspections carried out by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control of Nepal (Dftqc) in Kathmandu, that combed the food sent to support the population devastated by the earthquake. In Birgunj, the department destroyed 120 kg of rotten food from India, of which 30 kg of homemade bread, 10 kg of packaged bread, 30 kg of sweets and 50 kg of expired snacks, flour and oats.

5 tons of rice sent from Bangladesh and stored in the warehouse of Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board were moldy and therefore destroyed. Moreover, the department has also banned the distribution of spaghetti sent by two NGOs in Calcutta, because they had no expiration date. Ruhil brand product’s, sent from India were blocked because the products found in the packages were different from the labels on the outside. Same thing for some products from the UK, totally unfit for consumption.

Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo

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