Selling fruits, vegetables outside shops banned in RAK

Selling fruits, vegetables outside shops banned in RAK

Ras Al Khaimah - Shops selling fruits and vegetables will also not be allowed to sell eggs and honey.



Fruits and vegetables can no longer be offered for sale outside shops in Ras Al Khaimah. The practice poses a "grave risk" to consumers' health, a top RAK Municipality official has said.
Shops selling fruits and vegetables will also not be allowed to sell eggs and honey. Munzir bin Shukr Al Zaabi, Director-General of the RAK Municipality, said: "Perishable foods kept outside spoil quickly.
"The new measures and inspection raids intensified across the emirate have boosted food safety by up to 95 per cent."
Ahmed Al Ahmed, manager of corporate communication and acting manager of supportive services at the RAK municipality, said inspectors will seize fruits and vegetables that are offered for sale outside shops. Six outlets have been fined for continuing the practice.
"Honey and eggs, which are mostly local products, are not allowed to be sold inside fruits and vegetables shops in the emirate's markets," Al Ahmed added.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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