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18 sites in Wafra, Kabad & Salmi found ‘violating’ slaughter rules

Removal teams to take appropriate measures

KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Director of the Slaughterhouses Department at the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition Muhammad Ahmed Al-Salem revealed that more than 18 sites were found to be in violation of slaughter regulations in Wafra, two in Kabad and two in Salmi last week; indicating the two sites in Salmi were removed recently.

He disclosed that the workers escaped as soon as they arrived at the place, so they had to directly coordinate with the removal teams to take appropriate measures. He pointed out the last lockdown led to the emergence of random slaughter sites in an unprecedented manner, as many are exploiting the people’s need to obtain sacrifice animals.

This has prompted the department to intensify efforts to patrol the areas to uncover illegal slaughter places and take appropriate measures immediately. The public should refrain from dealing with these illegal slaughter places to guarantee their safety and health, he added.

He affirmed the health of everyone is important for the department, warning some unscrupulous individuals might sell sacrifice animals not fit for human consumption. He said the reopening of slaughterhouses, as per the decision of the Municipality, in Jahra, Dhuhr, Capital and Farwaniya will address the issue; especially this time when the sheep markets are closed.

He stated that based on the Municipality’s decision, Board Chairman and General Manager Issa Al-Kandari issued directives to approve and apply the conditions of the Ministry of Health, such as the ban on gatherings and to take precautionary measures like continuous sterilization. “We also recommended that no more than five citizens should be in the waiting room and the rest should stay in their cars, as the slaughterhouses will operate from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm so we can sterilize them and enable the workers to return to their homes before the curfew,” he added.

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