20 food facilities closed for safety violations

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AMMAN — Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) inspectors shut down 20 food establishments and suspended work in 94 others since mid-June on grounds that the outlets violated health and safety standards, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

JFDA Director-General Nizar Al-Mhaidat said in a statement Tuesday that inspection personnel carry out strict daily field tours targeting food and pharmaceutical facilities across all governorates.

They visited 626 food establishments, including restaurants, bakeries, sweets shops, butchers, dairy factories, food sale centers, and stores and pharmacies, he said.

Mhaidat said the strict controls and field surveys resulted in store closures, seizing about 12 tonnes of foodstuffs, discarding 2 tonnes of expired items, and taking 100 food samples and ready-made meals for lab tests.

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