The issue of inedible meat and restaurant violations has increased, and the municipality has shown total negligence towards following up on the issue. The reason behind it is the inability of many municipality inspectors to carry out their jobs as they are supposed to. Most of them lack experience and are recent graduates, despite the importance of the issue on the health of the society. While the municipality is more interested in buildings than spoiled food and the cleanliness of laborers who work in restaurants, storage rooms where meat and other food stuff are refrigerated remain under filthy conditions without any supervision and we see most of the foodstuff including canned goods like chickpeas, beans, etc that are stored there have passed their expiry date.
Frozen food that comes from abroad isn’t cooled for hours, which causes it to dry up, and after it has melted it is frozen again. Inspectors must have vast experience in examining and inspecting food arriving from abroad, as this is very critical for our health. There has also been an increase in rates of shisha smoking, especially at restaurants near the beach. Restaurants serving shisha are supposed to have an isolated cafe or space for shisha alone, but many patrons and beach goers say that this condition is not fully applied.
I hope that municipality employees explain the violation from a legal point, and not to be temperamental. I wish the municipality hurries in making decisions in regards to spoiled meat and restaurants violations, because such legal cases take a lot of time, and the restaurant owner uses this period to commit tens of violations until the cassation verdict is issued. There is also another phenomenon we are dealing with which is the expiry of nuts in cooperative societies and grocery stores, and most of them are spoiled, but are repackaged with new dates.
Inspectors must have vast experience in examining and inspecting food arriving from abroad