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