Posted on August 10, 2018

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Public Relations and Communications Department has launched an awareness campaign at Al Meera Consumer Goods Company - Geant Hypermarket, Hyatt Plaza, on safe shopping.

The initiative was launched on Monday in co-operation with Al Rayyan Municipality in the presence of a number of MME officials and staff.  Members of the Qatari Cultural and Social Centre for the Deaf are also participating in it. The campaign is aimed at enhancing social awareness about safe shopping practices and the rules that should be followed while going to the market. For instance, it is recommended to start a shopping trip by purchasing dry and canned food, and conclude with the purchase of frozen products when needed. 

In all cases, consumers should make sure that the products they are buying are valid and not expired. Meanwhile, the MME’s Public Gardens Department and Al Rayyan Municipality’s Gardens Section, in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Qatar Sports for All Federation have launched an initiative involving daily sports activities, to be held all year round, for women and children at the sports hall of Luqta Park. The timings are from 4pm until 6pm. The initiative will enable women and children visiting the park to gather and practise  sports activities under the supervision of specialised female coaches.

In another development, Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality’s Health Control Section conducted a number of inspection tours last month at various food establishments within the municipality to ensure that health and safety standards were strictly followed while dealing with food products. Besides, the section reviewed some other shops to renew their operational licences. The campaign resulted in the issuance of 13 violations of Law No 8 for 1990 on human food control. One cafeteria was closed for violating the law. 

In the meantime, the municipality inspected 1,366 slaughtered sheep and destroyed 18 carcasses for being unfit for human consumption. In addition, daily inspections at the fish market resulted in the destruction of 272kg of fish for not being suitable for human consumption.

source: Gulf Times