Umm Slal Municipality's health control section conducted 5,848 regular inspection tours at various food establishments during the first half of 2020, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said.
These resulted in the issuance of 108 violation reports in accordance with Law No 8 of 1990 on the regulation of human food control, of which 84 were resolved through reconciliation on payment of the stipulated fines.
In addition, this period saw the administrative closure of nine food outlets for violating health regulations. Also, three food samples were taken for lab analysis to check if they were fit for human consumption, the MME noted.
Veterinarians of the health section inspected 35,733 carcasses of slaughtered livestock at abattoirs in the municipality, with 224 of these being destroyed as they were found being unfit for human consumption. The veterinarians also inspected over 2mn kg of fish in the same period, and 14,752kg of fish was destroyed as they were not suitable for human consumption, the MME added.
The section also received 84 related complaints that were addressed immediately.
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