Qatar Emphasizes Ban on Insect Consumption

  • Publish date: Saturday، 04 February 2023
Qatar Emphasizes Ban on Insect Consumption

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar stated that it bans food products containing insects at markets in the country. This came after the EU approved it as food end of January.

In "reference to what is being circulated about some countries' decison to approve the use of insects in food production" the ministry said in a statement issued by the Ministry on Thursday.


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Gulf Cooperation Council regulations “and the religious opinion of the competent authorities” bans “the consumption of insects, or protein and supplements extracted from them,” it added.

"The Ministry of Public Health 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 Ministry stated.

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