Health Minister Wael Abu Faour held a press conference on H1N1 virus in Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Thursday there were delays in the approval of food safety law decrees, explaining that the Cabinet was currently preoccupied with resolving the garbage crisis.Passed by Parliament last November, the new law would create an independent food safety commission to develop scientific standards and regulations, in addition to overseeing enforcement. Abu Faour announced that he lobbied outgoing Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to establish the post of a health state prosecutor.The health minister also announced that the regulatory procedures have been strengthened and that new procedures were being used.
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