Authorities Shut Pharmacy Selling Hoax medicines to Syrian Refugees

Obeidat: 260 Food and Medicine Establishments on Blacklist

تم نشره في Thu 18 February / Feb 2016. 07:43 PM

AMMAN—Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) red-sealed a large-scale pharmacy Wednesday 17th of February that had supplied Syrian refugees with medication after “having found forged medications packages along with their supplies”, according to JFDA general director Dr. Hayel Al Obeidat.

Dr. Obeidat mentioned in a statement he made to “Al Ghad” yesterday that “around 260 Food and Medicine Establishments in Jordan have been blacklisted”, and continued to explain that “the shutdown of one major restaurant in Amman was issued by municipal authorities not the JFDA due to having been operating without the necessary permits”.

Furthermore, the Administration’s general director stressed that the legal implications of violating permits and sector standards include “jail time and fines” executed by judicial authorities, and that the JFDA’s “prime concern” is the safety and wellbeing of the public; emphasising that the Administration “will not hesitate to publish the list of blacklisted companies and establishments” should general welfare be at risk.

In this discourse, Obeidat reassured that “99.5 per cent of imported fish is fit for human consumption, but worms found, however, in fish result from inappropriate warehousing and storage”.

Along these lines, he said that many establishments violate the standards for storing dairy for example and that since the beginning of the current year 266 violation tickets have been issued to businesses across the Kingdom, in addition to suspending 12 weight reduction centres.

Food wastes last year amounted to more than 7 tonnes of expired or noncompliant foods. Moreover, at least 30 thousand tickets to various establishments and businesses were issued over the year 2015.