Kuwait municipality bans local retailers from storing imported foodstuffs

August 25, 2010

Kuwait Municipality has banned local retailers from storing imported foodstuffs and other goods in their own firms’ warehouses.

Under new instructions, all imported goods must henceforth be stored at the customs department’s warehouses until the results of mandatory health and safety tests are known.

The move aims to prevent foodstuffs unfit for human consumption from reaching consumers following revelations that some retailers were selling their produce before the test results had been issued.

Some of the foodstuffs already being sold has tested positive for contamination, Kuwait Times reported.

The decision was taken following an emergency meeting to review devising the best and most suitable strategies to prevent potentially hazardous foodstuffs from reaching the market as well as the need to introduce stricter penalties against

those who violate health and safety regulations, the paper said.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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