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Posted On: 16 August 2009 10:48 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Retail complex to be shut for violating hygiene rules

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Municipal authorities will close down a famous retail complex for one month after inadequate health and food safety measures were detected at the complex. With Ramadan approaching, the municipality is on a campaign to ensure health and food safety at all outlets. As part of the campaign, some small shops retail centres have been closed down and many have been given warnings, according to an Arabic newspaper. The surveillance aims to ensure that all food commodities sold are fit for consumption. The inspection is being carried out through out the country in all food retailers and super markets. The campaign has been intensified with the cooperation of various municipalities in Doha. Before the commencement of the holy month, the municipality had given out a list of food and safety requirements to all outlets. This applies mostly to countres where Ramadan specialities like kabab, samosa and sweet are served. The campaign was started much early so as to cover all the shopping outlets. The inspectors see to how food is stored and displayed and verify the expiry dates. All the municipality will be combed throughout Ramadan. For this, officials are working in two shifts and will take samples of food items. The officials will also check the workers to make sure they are disease free. Hotlines have been set up for complaint which will be addressed at the earliest.