(MENAFN - Arab Times) Kuwait is continuing a ban on the import of certain foods, it believes are deemed unfit for human consumption, from several countries.
In a statement to KUNA, The Chairman of the Committee on Food Safety in the Kuwait Municipality Mohammad Al-Otaibi on Wednesday affirmed that the committee, during its second meeting this year, recommended the continuation of an import ban imposed upon Canada, adding that it has also recommended imposing a temporary ban on importing poultry meats and eggs from Nepal.
However, the committee recommended commissioning the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to follow up with issuing the decision of a temporary ban on freshly chilled and frozen poultry and eggs from Nepal, with the exception of the ones that are thermally modified on 70 C, added Al-Otaibi.
Also, he noted that the committee has commissioned the representative of the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to issue a report on the outcomes of the visit made by a GCC inspecting technical delegation regarding lifting the ban on importing beef and cattle from Spain and European Union (EU) countries.
Regarding a ban on Japan, Al-Otaibi mentioned that the committee has recommended commissioning the representative of Ministry of Health to address the department of radiation watch on the possibility of subjecting all foodstuffs imported from Japan to a checkup in order to make sure they are radiation-free and suitable for human consumption.
In addition, he pointed out that the import ban on beef, mutton, deer meats, and its derivative products, that is imposed ban on Tajikistan is still valid due to foot-and-mouth disease prevalent in that country.