Jordan intensifies food safety inspections ahead of Eid Al-Adha


Published: 2024-06-13 16:37

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 13:08

Jordan intensifies food safety inspections ahead of Eid Al-Adha
Jordan intensifies food safety inspections ahead of Eid Al-Adha

As the Eid Al-Adha holiday approaches, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced its regulatory plan to ensure the safety of food and medicine for citizens during this period.

In a press release on Thursday, the JFDA stated that its inspection teams across all branches in the Kingdom are conducting round-the-clock inspection tours as part of the plan.

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These inspections, including morning and evening shifts, aim to monitor compliance with health conditions and regulations to uphold the health, safety, and quality of food, especially with rising temperatures.

The JFDA highlighted that the inspections target various food establishments, focusing on those experiencing increased demand during this period. These include shawarma and fast-food restaurants, butcher shops, markets selling fresh and frozen meats, poultry, fish, as well as wholesale markets, warehouses, pastry shops, ice cream parlors, beverage shops, bakeries, juice stands, and coffee roasters. The scrutiny will be intensified for high-risk food items such as meat, poultry, dairy, and foodstuffs.

Specialized inspection teams will continue monitoring food items for suitability, production standards, expiration dates, display practices, and storage compliance. They will ensure that food items are not displayed outside establishments, whether at doors, sidewalks, or outside refrigeration units, to maintain compliance with food handling and storage conditions.

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Additionally, random samples of food items will be collected for analysis in the institution's laboratories, along with ongoing monitoring and examination of inspection samples.

The JFDA remains accessible to citizens for comments, inquiries, and complaints around the clock during this period through various channels, including the toll-free complaint line 117114, the email address [email protected], and via WhatsApp at 0795632000.