Food safety in Marrakech: 300 kilograms of fish unfit for consumption seized in the famous Jemaa El Fna square

The city of Marrakech was recently the scene of a major food safety operation following the seizure of 300 kilograms of fish unfit for consumption in the famous Jemaa El Fna square. The operation, carried out by the judicial police under the supervision of the competent public prosecution, resulted in the arrest of three people involved in the case.

The operation is part of a wider safety campaign, which follows a series of food poisoning incidents that unfortunately claimed the lives of six local residents. The goal is clear: To identify and rectify hygiene and safety deficiencies affecting the management of essential products.

The joint committee responsible for monitoring food outlets has intensified its efforts, resulting in a series of stringent checks and the closure of several establishments that did not meet health standards. These stringent measures are a direct response to the food poisoning crisis that rocked the city, emphasising the critical importance of maintaining high food safety standards.

Civil society reacted quickly. In the face of repeated incidents, it expressed its deep concern and called for immediate action to strengthen health and regulatory controls. This case highlights the need for constant vigilance and close co-operation between authorities, retailers and consumers to ensure food safety.

In conclusion, the Marrakech incident is a poignant reminder that food safety is not only a regulatory issue, but also a collective responsibility. It is imperative that all stakeholders work together to protect public health and prevent similar tragedies in the future.

From the website: Fez News

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