ADFCA Confirms IKEA Abu Dhabi Does Not Sell Lasagna Products with Pork Traces
Mohamed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) revealed that IKEA restaurant in Abu Dhabi did not have the moose lasagna products, which allegedly contained 1.6 per cent of pork traces in some countries.
IKEA has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium. "Soon after the news reached us, we have inspected the restaurant and confirmed that the said product was not being served in Abu Dhabi," Al Rayssi stressed.
"Our inspectors are intensifying their operations across food outlets in the emirate ahead of the summer months. Our laboratories are equipped with the most advanced DNA tests to detect even minute traces of foreign particles in meats, even if they are less than 10 nanograms. This technology is particularly helpful in detecting traces of pork or other substances mixed in meat," he explained.
"All meat imported to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi undergo stringent quality tests, beginning with the inspections at the border crossings. It is accompanied by Halal certificates and health certificates issued by the authorities in the countries of origin. Select samples of all the meat are subjected to detailed lab tests as well. There is no cause for worry about the quality and ingredients of the meat being sold in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi," he concluded.