Hyderabad: A video of a group of men dumping consumables from a truck has gone viral with the claim that this clip is from Kuwait showing products made in French being disposed of, as part of the boycott of France in several Muslim majority countries.

Several social media users posted this video with the text, "Kuwait Put All France Products In Garbage. (sic)"


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FACT CHECK:

The claim that Kuwait is disposing of French products as part of the boycotts around the world is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a website, Al Marsd, that had the same video. It stated that the incident is from Saudi Arabia's Al Ahsa municipality. The Ministry of Trade destroyed large quantities of cheese after it got spoiled. "The process of destroying the products was attended by a representative of the Ministry of Trade and the Food and Drug General Authority, and was carried out under the full supervision of the Al Ahsa Municipality," it read.

We also found a similar report by Gulf News. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Hussain, official spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and General Supervisor of Marketing and Communication, also said that 1,628 rotten cheese products were affected by improper storage and had to be confiscated and destroyed.

Saudi Arabian media portal Anti Rumor Authority had debunked this video that was viral with another false claim of cheese being cancerous.



Evidently, a video from Saudi Arabia's Al Ahsa destroying spoiled cheese has been falsely shared as Kuwait dumping French products.


Claim Review :   Kuwait is dumping products from French as claimed in viral video
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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