Inspectors of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) ordered the destruction of 77 kilograms of food products found unfit for consumption in Al Ain. This was during a comprehensive inspection campaign in Ain, which would continue for two days.
Targeting a total of 151 food outlets in Al Ain as part of ADFCA's pre-Ramadan inspection campaigns throughout the emirate, the campaign covered 58 outlets on the first day. Two cases were registered for violations on the first day, in addition to four warnings for reasons ranging from not wearing uniforms, wearing finger rings and watches to unsafe display of food and use of frying oils nearing the expiry date.
Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA said the campaign focused on a number of major issues such as the dates of manufacturing and expiry of food products on display, especially those displayed as Ramadan promotions, the methods adopted for receiving, loading and storing food items and the efficacy of the fridges and freezers.
He clarified that the warnings issued during the campaign mostly related to bad practices by the workers. "We are also trying to raise the awareness of the workers about food safety standards and regulations. Transporting, loading, unloading and storing food items in an unsafe manner was one of the mistakes we noticed, besides reduction in the inside temperatures of the fridges," he added.