Authorities in a Saudi city have told restaurants to stop serving mayonnaise during the hot summer seasons to avert the spread of diseases and poisoning following reports of such cases last week.
All restaurants and cafes in the Red Sea port of Jubail must stop using mayonnaise in sandwiches and meals and replace them with Tahina in line with orders by the municipality, Sabq newspaper said.
“The decision took effect on Wednesday and is intended to prevent fresh cases of poisoning and the spread of diseases,” the paper said.
It said the municipality has also warned restaurants against storing food for more than one day or transporting meat and frozen foodstuffs by vehicles which are not equipped with refrigerators. All restaurants must also have proper storage facilities, it added.