Food safety inspections in Ras Gharib and Qusair have left 33 food establishments with violations and 12 others shut down.
Food control authorities inspected 105 places in total and pulled 445 kilos of foodstuffs and 20 liters of juices unfit for human consumption in the Red Sea Governorate.
Inspectiors also took 168 samples of food for analysis.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in the Red Sea Tamer Marei ordered stricter scrutiny on markets and food outlets, instructing Nermine Nagy, Director General of Preventive Medicine, and Ahmed Toghan, Director of the Food Control Department, to launch thorough inspection campaigns in all cities of the governorate.
Marei affirmed the continuation of the crackdowns to preserve the public health of the citizens in the governorate.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm