Thirty rotten pickle cans seized from food joint

RAS AL KHAIMAH — The public health authorities yesterday impounded about 30 cans of pickles that were found unfit for human consumption from a fast food restaurant here.

By Sadiq A. Salam

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Published: Thu 17 Aug 2006, 9:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:12 PM

The pickle cans were seized during a routine inspection drive organised by the Public Health and Environment Protection Section (PHEPS) of the RAK Municipality.

The inspectors found that the cans containing the rotten pickles carried no valid production and expiry badges, violating the emirate's public health rules. The confiscated materials also included equipment used to make pickles.

The authorities ordered that the food joint should be temporarily closed, the containers must be destroyed and an investigation be initiated before taking any legal action against the restaurant. Khaleej Times has also learnt that the authorities have intensified their inspection campaigns during summer to ensure that all food outlets strictly adhere to public health rules.

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