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Monday , February 17 2020

22,000 kg spices from Philippines destroyed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: Department of Imported Food at Public Authority for Food and Nutrition confiscated and destroyed a shipment of imported spices weighing a total of 22,912 kilograms that arrived at Shuwaikh Port from the Philippines, reports Al-Rai daily.

Director of the department Ali Al-Khanfur explained that the consignment was seized at the port and examined by the specialized technical committee. It was discovered that the sample contained natural and artificial chicken flavors.

However, it is banned to import chicken from the Philippines under the ministerial decree No. 581/2017 issued on August 30, 2017.

The seized consignment was 1,450 cartons, including 70 cartons containing chicken mixes. Members of the technical committee decided that the consignment should be destroyed.

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