Zouhair Berro, head of the Consumer Protection Association, revealed to the public through VDL radio (100.5) that, due to Lebanon‘s inadequate implementation of the food safety law, salmonella bacteria has increased tremendously in the food services.
In 2016, the national food safety authority law was approved by the parliament. It came at a time when the Lebanese public and the international community began questioning how the country is operating without ensuring a law that covers food safety.
However, Lebanese agricultural producers and merchants continue to benefit from the loose enforcement of the law and regulations to seek the highest profit possible, while risking the health of the consumers.
Meanwhile, a program or a policy dealing with food safety in Lebanon is barely addressed by Lebanese officials, even though multiple warehouses have been raided for selling expired food.