Qatar: Ministry of Commerce & Industry closes four branches of major food company for violations

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry announced the closure of four branches of a major commercial company in Muaither, Al Gharafa, Al Kharaitiyat and Al Khor, for a period of one month for each outlet. The closure was caused by violations various articles of Consumer Protection laws.

The violations committed included falsifying the country of origin of vegetables, fruits and meat, selling spoiled and inedible goods and products, altering validity dates and weights, not writing production and validity dates on products as well as marketing expired meat.

The branches concerned are Lebanese Themar Company - Al-Gharafa, for tampering with the country of origin of vegetables and fruits - selling spoiled and expired products - tampering with expiry dates. Also affected is the Qatari Lebanese Fruits and Vegetables Company – Muaither, for tampering with the country of origin of vegetables and fruits.

The Qatari Lebanese Fruits and Vegetables company - Al Khor – is affected as well, for: tampering with the country of origin of vegetables and fruits - selling spoiled and expired products - tampering with expiry dates. Finally, it affects Qatari Lebanese Fruits and Vegetables - Al-Kharaitiyat – for: manipulation of the country of origin of vegetables and fruits - failure to write down production and expiry dates on the products.

Source: menafn.com


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