WFP destroys spoilt rice in GorkhaThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday destroyed 7.8 metric tons of spoilt rice that were distributed to earthquake survivors in Laprak VDC of Gorkha district.
The WFP team burried 120 sacks (7.83 metric ton) of rotten rice that were stored in a WFP warehouse in Deurali VDC, Gorkha.
After the lab results from the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) confirmed that the rice was unfit for human consumption, WFP had collected back the damaged rice and replaced them with quality rice instead.
"In line with WFP procedures, the operation of destroying the food will be implemented under the supervision of district authorities and quality control inspectors of the Government of Nepal," said WFP Country Director Pippa Bradford in a statement today.
The rotten rice was buried underneath a pit in presence of an inspector from regional DFTQC office and representatives from District Administrative Office and Nepal Red Cross.
However, media persons were barred from entering the premises while burying therotten rice.