Published: 2019-04-21 16:02
Last Updated: 2019-04-21 16:28
Consumer Protection had received many complaints from citizens regarding the low cleanliness of bakeries that sell Arabic bread and Manakish of all kinds, as these bakeries do not have the lowest possible hygiene rate that maintains the health and safety of citizens.
Head of Consumer Protection Mohammed Obeidat said in a press statement on Sunday, April 21, 2019, that bakeries that sell Arabic bread and Manakish sometimes do not have some of the health and safety conditions provided by the relevant regulatory bodies, which must be committed to, by the workers in these bakeries.
Workers in these bakeries make different kinds of Manakish without wearing gloves which pose a danger to the health and safety of citizens, Obeidat added.
Obeidat demanded regulators to control authorities to tighten the supervision of bakeries, especially on Friday, Saturday and public holidays due to the increase in the demand for these bakeries, especially Manakish since citizens prefer to eat them during holidays.
Moreover, Consumer Protection ordered regulators to also tighten control on bakeries to provide Mashrooh bread during the time specified by the law, as some of these bakeries do not sell Arabic bread and prefer to sell Manakish and small bread because it brings more profits than the sale of Arabic bread and large automatic-made bread.
Obeidat noted that the phenomenon of some bakeries focusing on selling other types than bread such as cakes, sweets, French bread, and other types.
On the other hand, these bakeries do not provide Arabic bread, large or medium automatic-made bread to citizens.
These bakeries "forgot" that they were founded to provide bread and sell it to citizens at prices declared by the authorities, and later to sell other products that are non-priced by the official authorities where they reap out of these products a large profit.