Saudi Arabia: 95 million meals and drinks provided for Hajj pilgrims in 5 days
The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Investment has directed the entry of food items to the holy sites of Mina, Arafa and Muzdalifah amid the influx of Hajj pilgrims to Mina.
Over the past five days, 43 million containers of bottled water, 35 million bottles of refreshments, juices, and milk, 13 million loaves of bread and pastries, and 4 million meals were provided.
Trade and investment officials supervised the entry of supply vehicles and refrigerators loaded with the products that were distributed in the holy sites, “ensuring there was adequate stock to meet the requirements of the pilgrims,” according to a Saudi Press Agency statement.
The Ministry of Trade and Investment stressed on the penalties to be imposed on all those who endanger the health and safety of consumers and pilgrims, offering a local helpline (1900 - dialed from within Saudi Arabia) for anyone wanting to report health and safety breaches.