By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 8 April 2015:
The municipal police in Benghazi have cracked down on restaurants and shops in violation of national . . .[restrict]regulations.
A restaurant on Fourteenth Street was shuttered because it did not meet standards for cleanliness set forth by the Ministry of Health.
Food markets in the area were criticised for not marking prices on food and told to label their stock.
Furthermore, authorities were able to prove that the local factory that packages and distributes rice to shops around the region was emptying bags of expired rice into new packaging in order to sell them as though they were new.
Corruption in food distribution has been rampant across Libya in recent months, particularly in Benghazi, where many services have been suspended and food has been difficult to find at times.
In February, authorities in the city discovered more than 50 tonnes of frozen contaminated fish and other expired foods in a storehouse there.
Many bakeries all over Libya have been busted for illegally selling government subsidised flour.