MoCI to regulate meat prices to ensure availability this Ramadan
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) will launch an initiative on Saturday for meat prices for the month of Ramadan, to ensure the availability of meat to citizens at a suitable price.
According to MoCI, Widam Food Company will be providing 30,000 local and imported cattle. Moreover, the meat will be sold at a subsidized rate for citizens (two sheep per citizen) starting this Saturday.
The cost of a local sheep that weighs around 30 to 35 kilograms will be fixed at QAR 950, whereas a Syrian sheep around the same weight will cost QAR 1000.
It has been pointed out that there is a QAR 16 charge for cutting and wrapping the meat and an additional QAR 34 fee for the workers.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will launch Saturday an initiative for meat prices for the month Ramadan, to ensure the availability of meat to citizens at a suitable price during Ramadan, and to create a balance between supply and demand in the market. #QNA pic.twitter.com/Ju5GmltUSc— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) April 8, 2021
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoCI has put various precautionary measures in place that need to be followed by slaughterhouses in the State of Qatar.
Some of these include providing sterilizers in front of the main entrances, measuring the temperature of all workers twice a day, providing masks and gloves for workers, and ensuring they use them properly when handling, preparing, and healthily disposing of carcasses.
The requirements also include having workers wash their hands regularly, measuring the temperature of customers when paying and receiving their products, and allocating specific hours for the elderly within the working hours to limit any interaction with younger people.
Additionally, sterilization operations must be carried out daily in all facilities, including waiting halls, doors, handles, meat delivery trolleys, and slaughtered receiving windows.
The ministry called for adhering to these measures, adding that it will increase its inspection visits and will take all legal measures in line with law no. 8 of 2008 on consumer protection.
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