Authority finds 15 schools in breach of cafeteria standards

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: The General Authority for Food and Nutrition has identified several schools that have breached regulations governing school canteens and the quality of food provided to students. This revelation comes from the authority’s rigorous inspection tours of educational institutions. In a detailed report submitted to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, the authority outlined its findings, emphasizing the critical role it plays in safeguarding the health and safety of students.

The report refers to Ministerial Resolution No. 5 of 2021, which outlines health requirements for school canteens and assigns responsibilities to the General Authority for Food and Nutrition. In light of this, the authority conducted thorough inspections of school cafeterias across various educational regions, revealing several violations in adherence to health standards.

The report highlights the necessity for immediate action against the offending schools and those accountable for jeopardizing the health and safety of students. It also calls for cooperation with inspection teams to visit all Kuwaiti schools, ensuring that companies supplying school canteens comply with the specified health requirements outlined in Ministerial Resolution No. 5 of 2021.

Approximately 15 schools were observed to be in violation, as detailed in the report. Al-Anbaa has chosen not to disclose their names, but the violations include the sale of non-compliant food items, the use of unauthorized suppliers, and the preparation and sale of certain foods not meeting the established standards. Cooking utensils, unsanctioned food items, and cooking equipment were found in school corridors, posing potential risks to students’ health and safety. The General Authority for Food and Nutrition urges swift action to rectify these issues and prevent further harm to the student community.

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