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36 tonnes of food items destroyed in civic raids.

Muscat: Muscat Municipality conducted 2,956 inspections and destroyed more than 36,000kg of food material that was unfit for consumption, in the first week of this month. These raids were part of the drive against establishments which were not fulfilling the official requirements of public health and hygiene.

According to official reports, the Municipality has issued 109 violation fines to various organisations and establishments and also destroyed 17,400kg of food items and expired goods.

The main purpose of the raids was to make sure that all facilities meet the requirements set forth in the health decisions effective in Muscat municipality.

The civic body also destroyed 6,500kg of soft drinks following raids conducted in Sultan Qaboos Port and Muscat International Airport. Mawaleh Central Market management also destroyed 13,014kg of vegetables and fruits which were found unfit for human consumption.

Muscat Municipality has called upon consumers to ensure the validity of the food items before buying edible goods. In case of violations, the consumers are advised to report their complaints on the hotline 1111.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:May 21, 2012
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