#Kuwait: The Ministry of Health on Saturday quashed social media reports on a statement warning against eating seafood, especially contaminated fish that can cause cancer.
Neither the ministry, nor its food lab has issued statements on fish mortality, spokesman Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti, added in a press release.
The lab receives local, and imported fish referred to it by the Kuwait Municipality. So far, it has not examined the dead fish, he said.
The ministry is playing due role, coordinating and cooperating with the bodies concerned with food safety , such as the Environment Public Authority (EPA), Al-Shatti said.
He urged citizens and expats not to buy fish from the unlicensed and unofficial outlets that do not apply the least standards and conditions of food safety.