Erring firms need more than fines

TWO companies have distributed adulterated kidneys after forging the validity of the already expired dates of production. It appears that a number of restaurants have obtained a quantity of unfit kidneys.

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Published: Thu 14 Apr 2005, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:04 PM

Ras Al Khaimah Civic Service Authority has levied a fine amounting Dh10,000 each on the two erring firms. The matter should not end at this point. Punishing the owner of the company by imposing on him a fine of Dh10,000 — as he was the one that forged and sold unfit foodstuff — is absolutely not enough, and will not deter others from doing the same. We should revise the rules, regulations and laws from time to time. The control bodies, as far as public hygiene and people’s health are concerned, should suggest stricter penalties against those who endanger others’ lives.

Such adulterated kidneys may cause the death of whoever consumes them. Such unfit food items may not cause the direct and immediate death of those who eat the same, but could make them to contract dangerous diseases. Moreover, the health of the consumer may deteriorate as a result of that ailment without him realising that the adulterated meal had destroyed his health.

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