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JFDA announces closures ahead of World Food Safety Day

The Jordan Food and Drugs Administration building. (Photo: JFDA)
AMMAN — The Jordan Food and Drugs Administration (JFDA) closed 20 businesses during the first half of the year due to “violations” it announced on Saturday.اضافة اعلان

During that time, the JFDA visited 808 establishments and issued 339 warnings across the Kingdom, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The announcement comes just a day before World Food Safety Day, which is celebrated on June 7 in hopes of contributing to food security.

Mohammad Obeidat, head of the National Society for Consumer Protection, told Jordan News that "I rely primarily on the awareness of citizens. The majority of people only buy food that they know is safe and clean and suitable for human use."

"I wish that the Jordan Food & Drug Administration would intensify its inspection and control rounds on food stores and markets,” he said. “This is a must to guarantee that the food conforms to safety standards."

"In this regard, I want to emphasize that it is also the food stores’ and markets’ responsibility not to sell food that is not suitable for human use,” Obeidat added. “They must have conscience and awareness that it is their role to help in protecting society."

"I can say that food conditions in Jordan are fine and satisfactory because of the efforts of both the citizens and government,” he concluded.

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