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15 tonnes of expired food, drinks seized in Farah



15 tonnes of expired food, drinks seized in Farah

May 23, 2017 - 13:48

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Public healthinfo-icon officials on Tuesday said more than 15 tonnes of expired food and beverages have been seized from markets in the capital of western Farah province.

The spurious food and drinks were collected by an environmental health team of the Public Health Department in Farah City over the past two days.

Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Jabbar Shaeq told Pajhwok Afghan News that sales of expired items were injurious to people’s health.

“We should jointly take part in identifying and reporting expired edibles to the authorities concerned to protect our health, our real asset,” he remarked. He said no one had been detained in connection.

Mohammad Halim, a shopkeeper in Farah City, was happy about the Public Health Department’s action. He demanded punishment for those selling expired materials.

He said some shopkeepers were selling expired food to uneducated people, who could not read sell-by dates on such products.

Expired food, drinks and medicine are sold in many provinces, including the capital Kabulinfo-icon. Public health teams collect such items over and over again and torched them.


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