DOHA: Beginning tomorrow, the various ministries authorised to catch and punish eateries and outlets selling foodstuff found violating health and safety rules, will have to publish the names of these outlets on their websites.
The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Health have the authority to catch and punish eateries and foodstuff stores found violating health and safety rules. The ministries can order closure of the outlets for a certain period. Earlier, they were not permitted to make the names of the erring outlets public, but now they can — on their websites, as per amendments introduced to the relevant law. The amended law (Number 4 of 2014) was passed recently.