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Expired baby milk powder among several food items seized in raids

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Municipality officials in one of the store rooms during the inspection campaigns

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: The Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality affirmed the continuation of inspection campaigns by Capital Municipality’s emergency teams in Shuwaikh and Al-Rai areas simultaneously with the media campaign “Your Health is Trust”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The department said the campaign is aimed at achieving the expected objectives of confiscating and destroying expired food items before they are displayed for sale.

It explained that 21 food warehouses were raided resulting in the discovery of 1.679 tons of expired foodstuffs, which were confiscated and destroyed by the municipality teams.

These items included 1,559kg of expired baby milk powder, as well as 120kg of sweets, chocolates and macaroni from a warehouse in Al- Rai area.

Meanwhile, teams from Municipal Services Follow-Up Department of Mubarak Al Kabeer Municipality executed a field inspection campaign on eateries, shops and cooperative societies where they discovered about 60kg of expired foodstuffs, which were then confiscated and destroyed by the teams. They also issued 35 citations against violations such as violation of health regulations, storage of food items in unhealthy conditions and general hygiene violations.

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