Food with insect content banned in Qatar: MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) stressed on Thursday that food products containing insects are banned in Qatar, for not meeting the requirements of Halal food technical regulations, in consistent with the GCC relevant regulations, and the religious opinion of the competent authorities which prohibit the consumption of insects, or protein and supplements extracted from them.
A social media post by the MoPH explained that the announcement comes in reference to what is being circulated about some countries’ decision to approve the use of insects in food production.
The MoPH verifies compliance of food with the halal requirements through Islamic bodies accredited by the ministry, and through its international-accredited laboratories to determine the source of protein contained in food products accurately, the post added.

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