DOHA: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has seized around 5,500 kg of frozen meat during inspection in a company for violating food control laws, QNA reports.
Examination by veterinarians revealed that the company had tampered with the method of preserving the refrigerated meat, whose validity period does not exceed 14 days, and converted it into frozen meat, and extended its validity period for a whole year in order to avoid spoiling, which is a violation of the law regulating human food control in Qatar.
Around 3,000 kg of frozen meat was seized from the premises and after checking the company’s other storage centres, another 2,500 kg of frozen meat was seized, which was stored in one of the logistic warehouses.
Legal measures were taken by issuing a violation report and seizing the meat for destruction in accordance with the procedures followed in this regard.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment called upon owners of food establishments and those in charge to abide by the laws regulating the work of these establishments, and the instructions of the competent supervisory authorities in order to avoid legal accountability and to preserve the health and safety of community members.