Rabat - An estimated 1000-1600 food poisoning cases are reported each year in Morocco, says El Hossaine Louardi, Minister of Health, on Tuesday.
Rabat – An estimated 1000-1600 food poisoning cases are reported each year in Morocco, says El Hossaine Louardi, Minister of Health, on Tuesday.
On the occasion of the World Health Day celebrated every year on April 7th, El Hossaine Louardi said that 20-25 per cent of restaurants and food retailers inspected by Moroccan health services pose a risk to the health of consumers.
The minister said that the food safety system suffers from a lack of efficiency.
“We have to overcome several challenges related to the strengthening of our national food safety system,” he added.
He said that his department has implemented a new policy that aims at strengthening the national food safety system and health watch, media24 reported.
The new policy is based on five areas: the monitoring food-borne diseases, the development of a scientific assessment system of dietary risks, updating legal and regulatory standards for food safety, collaborating with national and international partners and awareness.