4 tons of harmful food items disposed of
AT News Report
KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday disposed of more than four tons of expired, low-quality and forbidden foodstuffs in the capital and warned traders to restrain from importing foodstuff which could put in danger the lives of public.
Deputy Minister of MoPH, Abdul Basir Sarwar in a press conference held here said that the ministry in collaboration with Attorney General Office, National Directorate of Security and Kabul Municipality on last Wednesday kicked off a joint campaign in Bush Bazaar and confiscated expired, poor quality and forbidden edible items.
During the campaign around four tons of food items injurious for health were seized. The confiscated commodities included milk, beans and beverages, he added.
He told that 19 shops were closed down due to selling of low-quality foodstuffs.
Ahmad Raza, a resident of Kabul urged concerned officials to extend the campaign to other parts of the capital as well as of the country.
It is pertinent to mention that MoPH destroyed 10 ton expired and poor quality medicines of a company last week in Kabul and the case was sent to Attorney General Office for further proceedings.
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