JFDA: Average Jordanian citizen spends 4% of their annual income on alcohol and cigarettes

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-11 12:12

Last Updated: 2020-10-11 13:18


JFDA: Average Jordanian citizen spends 4% of their annual income on alcohol and cigarettes
JFDA: Average Jordanian citizen spends 4% of their annual income on alcohol and cigarettes

The Jordanian citizen spends 38% of their annual income on food, 4% on alcohol and cigarettes, 7% on medicine, and 1% on cosmetics and nutritional supplements, according to an official statement by the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA).

A total of 318,988 laboratory tests have been conducted by the JFDA on foodstuffs. The Administration indicated that the percentage of samples violations did not exceed 1.5% of the total samples that were taken.

In addition, the General Manager of the JFDA, Nizar Mhaidat, said that the Administration applies latest scientific and international standards to ensure the quality and accuracy of the foodstuff samples results with the aim of protecting the citizen's food, whether it is produced locally or imported.

JFDA monitors about 90,000 of imported foods, most of which enter through Aqaba and border crossings.