The Foodstuffs and Monitoring Committee, affiliated to the Auditing Department of Kuwait Municipality-Capital Governorate branch, launched an inspection campaign covering several areas of the Governorate that included butcheries, markets and cooperative societies, in coordination with the Public Relations Department.
In a press statement, the department disclosed the camping commenced at 9pm and concluded by midnight, resulting in the issuance of 35 citations for different violations such as selling foodstuffs without obtaining health certificates, operating restaurants and cafes without a health license, employing staff before obtaining health certificates as well as failure to comply with sanitary regulations and selling harmful goods.
Four shops were found to have committed grave violations and notices were issued to close them, in addition to the confiscation of 20 kilograms of expired foodstuffs.
Director of the branch Eng Amar Al-Amar asserted this campaign comes within the framework of the ‘your Health Matters’ campaign and in compliance with the instruction s of Municipality Director General Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi to intensify inspections in cooperative societies, restaurants, shops and meat markets to ensure the safety of food items sold to the public.
Source: Arab Times