World Food Program caught sending expired flour as food aid to Yemen

World Food Program caught sending expired flour as food aid to Yemen

The World Food Program (WFP) has sent a shipment of expired flour to Yemen, the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement on Thursday.

In a statement, the council explained that the shipment was seized aboard a ship carrying 250,000 bags of expired flour, noting that the Program was informed that the flour shipment did not conform to the approved standard specifications for consumption safety.

“We informed WFP of our absolute rejection of the shipment of rotten flour, and we demanded that it be sent back on the same ship,” the statement read.

On September, the General Department of Plant Protection in the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, in the port of Hodeidah, seized 5,493 tons of green and dry peas belonging to the World Food Program, which were infected with warehouse pests.

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