An alert has been issued in Fujairah over watermelons not fit for consumption, ‘Al Bayan’ reports.
Abdullah AH Deputy Director General of Fujairah Municipality, said that the municipality was acting on an circular issued by the Ministry of Environment about imported watermelons which have holes in the outer shell.
The call is to have these withdrawn from the market immediately.
Some of these melons were found at a Friday market in Fujairah and were confiscated.
He added: “For the rest of the markets and shops inspection campaigns will continue and will include all sales outlets in the emirate.
Should anyone see these melons, toll-free number – 80036 – is available to call in Fujairah.