Five Warnings and Condemnation of 36 KG of Fish during Inspections in Abu Dhabi
In an inspection campaign last week targeting fishmongers and poultry and meat shops in Abu Dhabi, inspectors of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) destroyed 36 KG of prawns and clams, and issued five warnings.
The campaign, done in the presence of media persons and targeting 18 outlets, was part of the Authority's plans to ensure adherence to food safety across the market, especially in view of the onset of summer shortly.
Ali Yousuf Al Saad, Acting Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, pointed out that the inspection system of ADFCA did not just focus on punitive measures. "Our inspectors constantly try to enhance the general awareness among food handlers about the methods of maintaining food safety. ADFCA follows risk-based inspection system, which is quite effective and efficient compared to the conventional system of food monitoring," he added.
Al Saad called upon the general public to get in touch with the Authority via its toll free number 800555 in case they noticed any bad practices and violation of food safety rules in food outlets. They could also contact the Authority via facebook and twitter (facebook/adfca1 and twitter/adfca.