Al Rayyan Municipality, in co-operation with Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality, has detected a violation wherein a house in the Al Murra West area was being used as a storehouse for expired food products.
Inspectors found workers illegally repacking expired foodstuff and giving them new expiry dates, for distribution across the country, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said in a statement.
The house was raided following co-ordination and exchange of information between the two municipalities as well as intensive surveillance carried out at different times of the day by health inspectors from Al Rayyan Municipality.
The food items seized from the house included 360kg of roasted super seeds that had expired on July 25, 360kg of roasted watermelon seeds that had expired on July 25, 30kg of candies that had expired on May 4, and 350kg of other sweets that had expired on September 9, the statement noted.
A violation report was issued under Law No 8 of 1990 on the regulation of human food control.
In addition, the director of Al Rayyan Municipality issued an administrative decision to shut down the place for 60 days and the violators were referred to the security department concerned for the necessary legal procedures.
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