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Municipality raids Khaitan, Jleeb stores

KUWAIT: Farwaniya municipality carried out a campaign on restaurants and stores in Khaitan and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh resulting in issuing 33 tickets for violations that varied between dealing with items without nutritional value, dealing with items in unhealthy circumstances, dealing with items unfit for human consumption, and not complying with hygiene rules. A total of 150 kilograms of spoiled food were also confiscated during the campaign.


Meanwhile, Farwaniya municipality also sent 152 food samples to Health Ministry laboratories to make sure they are fit for human consumption. Director of inspection and services’ follow up Nasser Al-Rashidi said 2,235 signs and ads from streets were removed during a recent campaign. He added that 50 stores were inspected, 11 citations were issued, two violations were settled with the payment of KD 200 while nine were not settled.


In the meantime, Capital municipality carried out a campaign during which inspectors discovered 10 grocery stores operating in residential areas illegally, in addition to four motorbikes used to sell ice cream without a license.


Separately, Hawally municipality issued several citations during a recent crackdown, including five for employing workers without a health certificate, five for hiring workers without with health certificate, four for unauthorized use of area and four for displaying food items outside store limits.


By Hanan Al-Saadoun


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