144 violation by food outlets found
January 25 2019 08:43 PM
An inspection under way at a food outlet
An inspection under way at a food outlet


Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality's Health Control Section carried out 11,438 inspection tours at food establishments last year in addition to 65 sudden joint inspection campaigns. These resulted in the issuance of 144 reports for violation of the relevant law, with total fines collected amounting to QR1,200,000. 
The municipality also destroyed different kinds of foodstuff for being unfit for human consumption, including 302 whole sheep carcasses, 100 cow carcasses and 6,137kg of fishes. 
Further, 503 samples of food were sent to the central laboratory for examination. 
The municipality also conducted 126 field inspections at new commercial outlets to issue licences. This came as part of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment's efforts to provide consumers with healthy food and to make sure that companies and outlets complied with laws and regulations in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Health Control Section at Al Daayen Municipality conducted three inspection campaigns at different food establishments in December last year. 
The initiative included an awareness campaign, a campaign to withdraw non-compliant food products and a sudden campaign targeting popular kitchens as well as vehicles transporting food to parties. 
Besides, 721 inspection tours were conducted at food outlets during the same period. These resulted in the issuance of six reports for violation of Law No 8 of 1990 on the regulation of human food control, while 12 affidavits were signed by other violators. 
The violations were resolved through reconciliation after paying the stipulated fines and rectifying the matter. In addition, a bakery was closed for storing food unfit for human consumption.

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