Published: 2021-04-05 16:14
Last Updated: 2021-04-12 17:15
The Director General of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration, Nizar Muhaidat, announced Monday, a comprehensive monitoring plan targeting food establishments, markets and economic establishments during the holy month of Ramadan.
He said that the campaign comes within the framework of the institution's responsibility as a monitoring body concerned with the health, safety and quality of food provided to the citizen and ensuring the arrival of adequate standards of food for the citizen in the holy month.
He added in a press statement, that the administration is carrying out campaigns targeting high-risk institutions and foodstuffs, tightening control over the markets, following up all complaints and remarks received from citizens through the online platform to maintain food safety and provide an atmosphere of satisfaction, food security and confidence in the regulatory authorities on a 24-hour-basis.
Muhaidat affirmed that the JFDA will continue to activate the monitoring and awareness role during the holy month in all governorates of the Kingdom to ensure the implementation and compliance of establishments with health and public safety requirements.
The control plan includes places that sell meat, wholesale markets for food supplies, warehouses wholesale warehouses and establishments, freezer stores for fish, poultry, and meat, juice and Qatayef stores, popular restaurants, shawarma and fast food restaurants, factories, food factories, bakeries, sweet shops and roasteries, chocolate and candy shops for Eid, restaurants, occasion and catering businesses, dairy and cheese shops, food supplies, malls and supermarkets.
Muhaidat stressed that the JFDA, through the continuous inspection campaigns, will not tolerate any violations that affect the health and safety of food, and that harsh measures will be taken against food establishments that prove their violation of the regulations.
He called on citizens to report any complaints through the toll-free complaint line 117114, or via e-mail at [email protected], or on WhatsApp at 0795632000.