Thousands of Hajj pilgrims receive meals from Saahtain Foods

Thousands of pilgrims were fed Tayyib Halal Ready to Eat meals this Hajj as temperatures in Mecca reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

With more than 2 million pilgrims on foot, food delivery was essential while on the move. Pilgrim health and safety is a major concern for the Saudi Health Ministry because fresh food doesn't last long in that heat. The ministry also advises pilgrims to keep away from the uncovered food.

“Cooked food should be eaten immediately after cooking and pilgrims should avoid storing cooked food in buses for long when moving from on Hajj site to another," ministry officials said. "This is one of the major triggers of food poisoning during Hajj.”

Dubai-based Saahtain Foods made Tayyib Ready to Eat Meals available for pilgrims. Tayyib meals come in strong pouches that last more than a year, even in hot weather. The meals are easy to distribute and can be carried and kept to be consumed later. The company partnered with a local organization to distribute tens of thousands of meals to needy pilgrims on the move.

'We are humbled to be part of a solution to the challenges of feeding millions of pilgrims during Hajj," Saahtain Foods Director  Zahra Mahmood said. "We will carry on innovating and providing solutions to Muslim travelers and those in need through continuous product development. We take pride in the fact that we are the first and only manufacturer of Halal and Tayyib Ready to Eat meals in the Gulf region.”

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