JFDA discards 4,300 KGs of Poultry due to high antibiotic levels

Jordan

Published: 2020-09-20 13:00

Last Updated: 2020-09-20 13:01


JFDA discards 4,300 KGs of Poultry due to high antibiotic levels
JFDA discards 4,300 KGs of Poultry due to high antibiotic levels

A total of 4,300 kilograms of chicken have been disposed of after laboratory tests detected high levels of antibiotic residue that exceed the legal permissible limits, announced the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on Sunday.

The JFDA released a statement saying these discrepancies were found during inspections carried out across the Kingdom.

A total of 67 samples were taken over the course of two days from multiple food establishments, in cooperation with district directorates, based on certified code ISO17025

JFDA director, Nizar Muhaidat, said all inspection teams are working around the clock to ensure high product quality and compliance with health requirements, based on international health and safety standards.

The JFDA called on citizens to contact them to share any concerns or complaints regarding the quality and standards of food items, which they think may pose a threat to the health and safety of citizens.

The Association invites anyone with concerns to contact them via the national contact center, which is linked to the main ministry platform “Bekhedmatekom” at 5008080, or via the toll-free complaint number 117114 or via Whatsapp at 0795632000.