GAM destroys food, beverage failing requirements


Published: 2018-05-20 17:34

Last Updated: 2018-05-21 10:33

Juices sold on the sidewalk are a common sight in Jordan. (file photo)
Juices sold on the sidewalk are a common sight in Jordan. (file photo)

During the first three days of Ramadan, the Health and Occupational Control Department in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) destroyed 4,562 liters of beverages and 434 kilograms of food, GAM announced on Sunday.

During the same period, 107 shops were in violation of health requirements, seven more received warnings and and three were ordered to cease operations.

The kingdom has seen tightening control over the sale of perishable juices and food near sidewalks, according to GAM they do not meet quality requirements and could be harmful to consumers.

GAM will be monitoring food outlets periodically during the morning and evening hours throughout the month in all areas of the capital to ensure goods are properly stored, exhibited, and sold to consumers.

The municipality called on consumers to adhere to reliable vendors and avoid purchasing meals way in advance of breaking their fast in order to reduce the risk of food spoiling and causing poisoning.

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