Authorities have temporarily shut popular Lebanese restaurant Wafi Gourmet in Landmark Mall for selling Samman fish as the pricier hammour, Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce has announced.
In a statement on its website, the MEC said that the restaurant will be closed for two weeks and has been fined for violating Article 7 of Law No. 8 of 2008 on consumer rights.
According to that provision, suppliers of goods must refrain from posting any misleading or false statements, among other requirements.
As part of its punishment, the restaurant must pay for an announcement in two newspapers about its violation.
Wafi Gourmet was not immediately available for comment, and has not yet posted any updates about the closure on its Facebook page.
For its part, the MEC said it will continue to inspect businesses for any violations of the consumer protection law and has urged customers to report any potential problems to the Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department by calling 16001 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org