The ministry of Public Health announced that the local markets were free from contaminated eggs from one of the European countries. There were reports of possible contamination with pesticide residues.
The ministry mentioned that Qatar does not import from the suspected country, it was also reported that all the imported consignments irrespective of country of origin are subjected to regular tests and inspection by the central food laboratories of the Ministry of Public Health.
The recent lab tests of eggs in the local markets were within the accredited standards. Meanwhile, the ministry has taken precautionary measures and took samples of eggs imported from European countries for further examination and enhance assurance of the consumers.
The Ministry’s Central Food Laboratories were classified among the best 15 laboratories in the world and are internationally accredited in the standard (ISO 17025: 2005) for analytical laboratories which covers the European Regulation on pesticide residues in food products with 372 pesticides.