Minister Bou Faour having lunch with Dima Sadek
Minister Bou Faour is still issuing new lists of “bad” restaurants and supermarkets and confusing the hell out of every Lebanese. I am no longer following up on this matter but I’ve noticed that the minister is now mentioning which restaurants are no longer bad. Unfortunately he hasn’t released yet a full detailed report on the whole campaign and we can’t track the progress on the ministry’s website or anywhere.
Here are some of the restaurants and supermarkets that were found violating in this new report and I’ve tried or been to:
Crepaway in Batroun (Chicken)
Main Street in Beirut (Marinated Chicken)
Relais Foch (Meat – Hamburger)
Karamna restaurant (Stuffed Chicken)
Place de l’Etoile (Chicken breast)
Ghalayini Snack (Lahm Baajine – Akkawi Cheese)
Malak el Taouk in Louaize (Mayonnaise – Taouk – Hamburger)
Rassifna in Kaslik (Hamburger – Kabab)
Shawarmanji in Zouk Mikhael ( Shawarma Lahme)
Lala Chicken in Zouk Mikhael (Kafta)
Awwad Chicken in Tripoli (Sawda Djeij)
Bakkar Chicken in Tripoli (Chicken wings)
Pomodoro in Zaitunay Bay (Chicken breast)
Classic Burger Joint (Hamburger)
St Elmo’s (Hamburger)
Karam Sur Mer (Soujouk, Makanen, Kebbet Samak, Shrimps)
The problem with this list and with any upcoming list is that we don’t know what’s wrong with these restaurants and how serious the violations are.
There’s no such thing as how serious a violation is or isn’t. There r certain criteria and minimum requirements for everything you eat. If you surpass that limit, then it is a violation, in other words, it becomes bad for your health. I think the way it is being dealt with is wrong, because it is unfair that for example crepaway is being reviewed and Abou Coco is not. Either every single restaurant in the country is reviewed or this whole plan is just bias like any other thing in this country.
Do you know how these “professional” are checking if it’s safe or not ? Are you aware that most of them (95 %) they don’t know how to do their jobs ? They don’t know scientific terms ( Calculating the mg to Kg or how to calculate the Ph ? )
All of this “attention whore operation” is just to give a good image of their party 🙂
it seems front the picture that Metropole is fine! My fav! you should try it!
the restaurant is not a laboratory.
it’s the ministry of health who should test and control all the meat, chicken and other products that are being circulated in the market. the problem is in the source and the main dealers.
the restaurant only responsibility is to get rid of expired products.
unless the restaurant choose to buy meat from a cheap or untrusted dealer.. but i doubt that for example Crepaway just goes and buy his meat from anywhere!