Sadeq ordered that foods seized by the police in raids should be handed over to consumer associations and public sector companies to be sold to the public, rather than being left to rot.
In a press statement on Thursday, Hanafi said that Sadeq had ordered the goods to be sold at the same prices set by the authorities. The money will be put under the guardianship of a court until a final verdict is issued in the lawsuits relating to the goods.
Large amounts of food are seized by police responsible for enforcing rules on food supplies, and the foodstuffs are often kept for long periods of time, eventually rotting.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm