Sharjah Municipality warns 15 importers of food products

SHARJAH - Sharjah Municipality issued last month warnings to 15 importers and producers of food products and soft drinks for violating the hygienic and health rules set by the civic body.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 11 Jun 2004, 11:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:54 PM

The laboratory conducted 2,914 tests on 6,824 food items of which 2.2 per cent of them were found unfit for human consumption including imported products as well as other food items produced in the local market, according to the monthly report of the Sharjah Central Food Control Laboratory.

The laboratory listed several causes in its report for declaring the samples unfit for human consumption.

Among these causes are the existence of microbes or different chemicals, fungus, bacteria, high levels of chloride and other substances. Some of the unfit products were found to have expired or to be violating the product specifications' card, which stipulates that each product or its package should have its ingredients, translated into Arabic.

The report also showed that the unfit food items included dairy products, drinking water, beverages, cereals, poultry, meat, seafood, fast-food items, vegetables and fruits.

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