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There is a problem of adulterated food and drinks in Nepal. The good news part is that these thihng you find mostly in non-tourist establishments, serving Nepali locals. There has recently been a scare on Tuborg beer being added methylalcohol and of ghee (clarified butter) made from food waste, not milk, the latter was found in Amoul brand sweets.
A special care advice goes for those trekking along the Tibet commercially influenced areas on the northern border: the drinks imported here, especially the hard liquor should be avoided. There have been instances of maotai type drinks being added methylalcohol, leding to several deaths and cases of blindness. Stay away from any home made hard drinks in these area, and if they come in a bottle, be certain to avoid the ones with Chinese labels. They are also a real curse to the local society, as people here are not used to drink 50-60% alcohol, and quickly fall into alcoholism.
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