(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) sealed three food outlets in the capital with red wax for breaking food safety regulations during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, a GAM official said on Wednesday.
The shops were closed down for selling spoiled food and juice, Mervat Mheirat, director of GAM's health and professional monitoring directorate, said on Wednesday.
"The directorate's inspection teams also suspended operations at two facilities and issued warnings to three others. Our teams also issued 29 tickets to shops and food outlets during Eid for breaching health regulations," she noted.
GAM intensified its monitoring of food outlets during Eid Al Fitr holiday, Mheirat said, especially shops and outlets that sell juice, and inspected food products in warehouses to ensure that they were fit for human consumption before being sold to consumers.
"The teams also targeted street vendors and shops operating without a licence to prevent spoiled food from reaching the local market and consumers," she added.
"Around 2,600 litres of juices and seven tonnes of meat, food supplies, sweets and dairy products were seized by GAM's health monitoring teams during Eid Al Fitr inspections," the GAM official said.
The Jordan Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it had closed down 17 fast food restaurants, including eight in the capital and nine in Irbid, for health violations during the first two days of Eid.
The administration said it had destroyed some 1,600 kilogrammes of spoiled chicken, sparing over 80,000 people from potential food poisoning.