Intense inspection campaign underway at food outlets in Doha

May 7, 2022

As part of its efforts to intensify control and inspection of various food establishments during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, Doha Municipality, represented by the Health Control Department of the Municipal Control Department, is implementing an awareness inspection campaign on food establishments in Katara and The Pearl and on restaurant kiosks participating in the Eid Festival in the Corniche region.
Salem Hammoud Al Shafi, Director of the Municipal Control Department in Doha Municipality, and a number of inspectors and nutritionists from the Control Department participated in the campaign.
The campaign, which will last for a period of days during the Eid holiday, aims to develop an integrated plan to train and educate all workers in food establishments on food safety methods of preserving and displaying foodstuffs and the correct methods of self-cleanliness during work, in addition to educating consumers, school and university students on the safe and correct ways of shopping and choosing healthy foodstuffs.
The Health Control Department has also carried out intensive inspection campaigns on sweets and nuts shops and restaurants to ensure that healthy and sound methods are followed in the preparation and processing of foodstuffs and that all workers adhere to the required health requirements.
The department's complaints team also received and responded to a number of complaints, took samples of a number of foodstuffs and sent them to the central laboratory to ensure their suitability for human consumption.
The campaign also resulted in the seizure of expired food items in one of the restaurants and the issuance of a seizure report in violation of Law No. 8 of 1990 regarding the regulation of human food control.

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