Food poisoning during Hajj? No health certificates for 30 percent of eatery workers: report

Food poisoning during Hajj? No health certificates for 30 percent of eatery workers: report
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Published May 5th, 2015 - 10:26 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Kabsa, a Saudi specialty. (File photo)
Kabsa, a Saudi specialty. (File photo)

Over 30 percent of workers providing food services to Haj and Umrah pilgrims in Makkah and Madinah do not have health certificates, a field study conducted by the Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA) has revealed.

According to the study, 28 percent and 4 percent of eatery workers in Makkah and Madinah respectively do not possess health certificates.

The study was presented at a workshop organized recently in Makkah under the theme, “The role of regulatory bodies and food companies in curbing cases of food poison during Haj season”.

The study was originally meant to identify the health status of the food providing facilities in two holy cities, determine technical and heath shortcomings and make recommendations to develop such facilities in coordination with the regulatory bodies concerned. Nagwa Mousa, a quality control expert, said that these inspections are very important and will help in closing lots of eateries that are violating rules.


By Dina Fouad

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