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381 kilos of ‘unfit’ foodstuff destroyed

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: Director of the Food Inspection Department at the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition (PAFN) in the Hawalli Governorate, Ali Hashem Al-Kandari, said about 33 violations have been detected and nearly 381 kilos of food have been destroyed during April after these foodstuffs were found to be inedible for consumption, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, the PAFN inspectors also got six pledges signed by the foodstuffs establishments to adhere and honor safety and cleanliness obligations. Al-Kandari called the foodstuffs that were destroyed ‘fake food’, pointing out that the reasons for the violations are many, including the employees not carrying the health ‘card’ while inside the facility, in addition to the violations of opening the food facility prior to obtaining a health license issued by the PAFN, and other food establishments for not adhering to public cleanliness, as well selling food with no production and expiry dates. In his statement, Al-Kandari emphasized the inspection tours will continue all the time in the best interest of the safety of consumers.

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