Carp fish ‘fit for human consumption,’ JFDA assures after rumors of using poultry waste as feed

Carp farm fish in the Kingdom is fit for human consumption and are raised and fed under medical supervision, an official said on Monday, refuting rumors that carp fish are fed poultry waste.

Director General of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) Nizar Muhaidat underlined that the JFDA, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, has inspected a number of carp farms across the Kingdom and found no violations.

He pointed out that the administration, as the official body responsible for the safety, health and quality of food in the Kingdom, begins monitoring operations after the fish leave the farms to the local markets, indicating that the inspection teams have carried out field visits and a survey of the local market, and have conducted tests to examine the validity of fresh fish.

Muhaidat underscored the JFDA’s commitment to a participatory approach to work and joint cooperation with various food-related authorities to achieve common national goals, including achieving food security and preserving consumer health.

Source: Jordan News Agency