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2,000 Crates of Eggs Destroyed by Municipality

by 5m Editor
17 June 2010, at 12:17p.m.

QATAR - The Doha Municipality destroyed more than 2,000 crates of eggs at various retail outlets across the city last month as they were found to have outlived their validity but were still being sold by unscrupulous stores.

A crate of eggs contains 30 pieces. Eggs are especially fragile during the summer months so must be bought with some care.

Inspectors from the food monitoring unit of Doha Municipality conducted routine inspections on more than 3,300 foodstuff outlets and eateries across the city last month and detected a number of violations.

Of the nearly 180 violations detected, three were quite serious and these outlets (eateries) were closed temporarily as a punishment, reports The Peninsula.

Aside from fresh eggs, many other food items were found by the civic inspectors which were not fit for consumption as their validity had expired.

The municipality destroyed some 486 tonnes of these items. The inspectors also conducted checks on a number of butcheries and confiscated large quantities of meat that were not fit for consumption.

In all, some 18 tonnes of meat were destroyed by the municipal officials. Among the outlets inspected for irregularities were shops selling fresh chicken and fish as well.