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Bahrain issues health warning after 150kg of rotten fish seized - report

Authorities urged consumers to check the freshness of the fish before purchase

Bahrain issues health warning after 150kg of rotten fish seized - report
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Bahraini health officials have issued a health warning after 150kg of rotten fish was seized from the Manama Central Market, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News (GDN) website.

“Inspectors operating within the framework of regular inspection campaigns seized approximately 150kg of spoiled fish at the Manama Central Market. The seized fish were destroyed in co-ordination with the food control section of the Health Ministry. We call upon consumers to check the freshness of the fish before purchase, for their own safety,” according to a statement from the Agriculture and Marine Resources, which is part of the Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry, the GDN report said.

A source, who was a driver at the market, said the fish had come from Saudi Arabia and that inspectors needed to improve security and inspections in order to prevent market sellers from distributing rotten fish to customers.

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