Spinneys Qatar branch closed after food violation

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Grocer Spinneys was forced to temporarily close its outlet at the Pearl-Qatar development after Doha municipality discovered health violations.

The Beirut-based firm is one of the Middle East's major food retail chains, with stores across Lebanon, Egypt, the UAE, Qatar and Jordan.

“Unfortunately there were weevils in a packet of dry pasta, the municipality have decided that the store should close for a period of time,” wrote Michael Wright, Spinneys CEO, on Spinneys Qatar's Facebook page.

Wright added in a follow-up message that the closure would last for one-month, and that staff had been relocated to Spinney's The Mall branch in the Gulf state in the mean time.

Spinneys is the second outlet on the manmade Pearl-Qatar that has been closed down in recent weeks. An outlet of Thai restaurant Mango Tree was also shuttered after expired food was reportedly discovered in the kitchen.

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Posted by: Saudi Engineer

A month...for weevils in *one* package of pasta? A bit of an overreaction isn't it?

Posted by: Shrav

I have also found weevils in products offered by very well known chains in the UAE.

Hope the authorities take proper action.

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