Flour main culprit
Four tons of expired food confiscated in Chamchamal and Baziyan markets
CHAMCHAMAL — Authorities have recently confiscated and disposed of over four tons of expired food items and goods in Chamchamal and Baziyan markets, transporting them to isolated areas for safe disposal.
Dr. Sherif Rahim, Deputy Director of Health in Chamchamal, relayed to 964media that a significant portion of the seized goods consisted of out-of-date food products, with improperly labeled food items among them.
Flour was predominantly affected, with around 40 sacks being discarded due to spoilage and expiration.
In 2023, the Chamchamal Health Directorate found that markets and shops in the area had tried to sell over 52 tons of spoiled food and beverages to consumers. These attempts were thwarted by the authorities, leading to penalties and sanctions. As a result of selling expired items, 120 businesses were fined and 66 were closed.
The Chamchamal Health Protection Department, working alongside joint committees from the Chamchamal District Administration, conducted inspections at over 3,060 locations. These efforts led to the discovery and elimination of 52.6 tons of expired food and beverages.