Authorities in Sulaimani shut down warehouse for unsanitary conditions

General view of Sulaimani and Goizha Mountain (NRT Digital Media/Winthrop Rodgers)

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SULAIMANI — Sulaimani Central District Joint Committees said on Thursday (November 26) that the committees closed down a warehouse in the city’s Zhalla area for not following proper food storage regulations and the presence of rodents, such as mice and rats in the premise.

“To protect food and drinks stored in warehouses, [everyone] should follow medical, veterinary, cooling, and heating system regulations in order to keep food and drinks in a suitable condition and to prevent contamination from rodents,” head of Joint Committees Lashkir Hamid said in a statement.

He added that the warehouse will be closed and strict legal action will be taken against the owner.

On August 6, Sulaimani Central District said that 64 places of business were shut down because of coronavirus-related public health violations and nearly 48 tons of expired food and other goods were seized during July.

Authorities in the Kurdistan Region have made several seizures of expired and contaminated food in recent months in an attempt to enforce health and safety rules.

(NRT Digital Media)