Posted on August 23, 2018

More than 3,600 sheep as well as 45 camels and cows were sacrificed at the slaughterhouses in the Central Market on the first day of Eid Al Adha, according to a statement from Abdullah al Sulaiti, head of the Health Control Department at Doha Municipality.

A team of 25 veterinary doctors has been inspecting the functioning of the slaughterhouses and checking the health of the sacrificial animals in the market, Sulaiti said, adding that on the first day, they removed 15 carcasses and 100 kg of cattle and camel meat. On the day of Arafah and the first day of Eid, surprise inspections were carried out at popular kitchens and restaurants to ensure the quality of food items being served, stated Sulaiti. Besides, the Central Market Food Unit conducted intensive inspection campaigns on supermarkets, grocery stores and wholesale shops selling vegetables and fruit in Mafraq Market and the GCC Market.

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has directed all establishments selling food items to strictly implement guidelines to ensure the quality of the food products. The ministry has urged citizens and residents to slaughter sacrificial animals at the designated places only to ensure their own safety and the quality of the animal. 

source: Qatar Tribune