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Four popular restaurants, foodstuff market shut

 KUWAIT: The Ahmadi Municipality’s emergency team shut down four famous restaurants and a foodstuff market because of the violations that were committed. The inspectors found cockroaches and insects near the foodstuff in large numbers. In this respect, General Director of Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Subaih hailed the efforts of the team that has made continued achievements and worked to stop the violations. He said he would back the faithful staff of the municipality all the way.

He called upon everyone to work as a team and expressed appreciation for the efforts made by the municipality inspectors which led to positive changes in health standards at the service outlets. Al-Subaih announced that even more intense inspection will be carried out to check violations by food supplying companies during the municipal elections to prevent them from taking any undue benefit for this period. . He said on no account will anyone be allowed to sell food items not suitable as per health requirements. He told the reporters that the municipality will concentrate its campaigns to check violations by companies dealing with election campaigns and will ensure that all workers possessed the mandatory health certificates. This was being done to safeguard the health and safety of citizens. He said the inspection campaigns will be strict and will deal with everyone as per municipality regulations. The head of the emergency team, Mishaal Aba Al-Saffi, said that five units in the governorates were shut down due to violations committed by them which endangered the safety and health of the people.

He said the team handed out seven citations for lack of hygiene where food was being processed, using unfit foodstuff, opening shops on the basis of expired health papers and displaying advertisements about certain activities without obtaining a municipal license. He said the campaigns had the full support of the head sector engineer Faisal Sadeq Khalaf and were being followed by branch director Eng. Fahad Dughaim Al-Otaibi. He concluded that the safety of consumers comes before everything else and the inspection campaigns will continue to ensure this.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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This article was published on 09/06/2013