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Qatar tribune

The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reaffirmed its ban on food products containing insects amid decisions by certain countries to approve the use of insects in food production.

The use of insects in food does not meet the Halal food requirements mandated by the country, the ministry noted and added that this was consistent with relevant GCC regulations and the religious opinion of the competent authorities which prohibit the consumption of insects, or protein and supplements extracted from them. The ministry said it checks halal compliance of food products through Islamic bodies accredited by the ministry, and through its international-accredited laboratories to determine the source of protein contained in food products accurately.

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