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The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday raided multinational company Dabur
The CIAA team raided the factory after a case was filed with the CIAA on Friday by Forum for Protection of Consumers’ Right against Dabur
“We had received complaints which said that Dabur was tampering with the manufacturing date of its products,” added Paudyal. The CIAA alleges that Dabur’s fruit juice manufactured in November 2010 has been imprinted as manufactured in January 2011. When the Post tried to contact Dabur
The team had reached the factory at and left after four hours of investigation. CIAA officials said 74,000 cartons of Real Active juice worth Rs 80 million were sealed. “Our team found that what have been mentioned in the complaints turned out to be true,” said Paudyal.
Silwal later told reporters that the team had found cartons of Real Active juice with manufacturing date of
The CIAA team has also collected samples of fruit juice from the factory which will be forwarded to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control for further investigations.
A few months back, Dabur was accused of distributing substandard juice in the Nepali market.
Alarmed by falling sales, the company went on the image makeover with a new media campaign where celebrities including actor Rajesh Hamal endorsed the Dabur product.
One of the early Indo-Nepal joint-ventures, Dabur
This is the first time the government’s anti-graft body has raided a multinational company. When asked whether the CIAA holds the authority to raid and seal private companies, CIAA Spokesman Paudyal said, “We were forced to raid Dabur
(Originally posted at: http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2010/12/20/money/ciaa-raids-dabur-factory/216299/)