The Waste Removal Department at the Kuwait Municipality branch in the Capital launched inspection campaigns targeting warehouses in Shuwaikh, resulting in the confiscation and destruction of 18 tons of expired foodstuffs and administrative closure of two warehouses.
In a press statement on Sunday, Head of the department Eng Abdullah Jaber disclosed the inspectors checked two warehouses in Shuwaikh where violations were uncovered leading to their administrative closure. The warehouses contained 7,700 kgs of legumes and one of them contained 13,300 kgs of cheese where molds were visible.
The inspectors issued six citations for various violations including selling expired foodstuffs and non-compliance with sanitation regulations.
Jaber called on the owners of warehouses and shops to fully abide by the municipality’s rules and regulations in order to avoid legal problems.
Director of General Cleaning and Road Works Department in Farwaniya Eng Saad Al-Khurainej affirmed that the department accomplished a lot in the first half of July. These accomplishments include removal of 48,602 cubic meters of organic waste, furniture, scrap items and debris from unknown sources through the companies which signed contracts with the Municipality to clean all areas in the governorate.