Shoarma ban in Jordan to be lifted

17-09-2007 | |

Restaurants in Jordan will be able to resume selling shoarmas again if they gain approval from health authorities.

The sale of chicken shoarmas was banned by the government on 12 August following a salmonella outbreak. The popular dish caused 247 people to contract salmonella poisoning from eating chicken shoarmas at a local restaurant in the Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp close to Amman.
The Jordan Association for Restaurant and Sweet Shops Owners recently met to amend a list of conditions set by the government that restaurants must meet if they are to serve the dish.
Costs to the industry from the ban have been estimated between JD100,000 (€102,500) to JD250,000 (€256,200) a day.