Products have been confiscated and licenses removed across the country due to failed health inspections.
Rabat – The Moroccan National Health Security Office of Food (ONSSA) has seized over 900 tons of contaminated material over the second trimester of the year 2019.
The foodstuff, meant for the domestic market, was deemed unfit for human consumption according to the organization’s standards.
According to an official press release, ONSSA has inspected over 3,713,621 tons of food products in the trimester. These inspections span through imports, exports, as well as domestically made goods destined for local consumption.
Imported foods were the largest category for inspection, at 690,927 tons. Approximately 1,155 tons of which were rejected for not conforming to ONSSA standards.
ONSSA inspectors tested over 387,193 tons of local goods through over 27 thousand visits, 972 tons of which were confiscated.
As for exports, over 635 501 tons underwent an inspection, which resulted in over 30 868 health certificates being delivered.
Furthermore, 34 food purveyors throughout the country saw their licenses revoked due to failed health inspections, with four more having their licenses suspended until further notice.