Spinneys Qatar branch closed after food violation

Retail outlet on Pearl-Qatar temporarily closed after weevils discovered in pack of dry pasta

(Image for illustrative purposes).

(Image for illustrative purposes).

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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