As part of its
efforts to ensure that consumers get only safe and healthy food products, Abu
Dhabi Food Control Authority has carried out 17 inspection drives across the
emirate during the last Ramadan and Eid.
campaigns, held mainly to ensure that facilities follow safety rules and
regulations set by the food control authority, covered various types of food
facilities such as restaurants, bakeries, factories and catering services in Al
Ain, Western Region and the capital- Abu Dhabi City.
campaigns ADFCA issued 156 warnings and handed over 63 notices to various facilities.
While 134 facilities were found to be abiding all the rules and regulations
perfectly, a total of seven facilities were booked for not meeting with the
required standards and breaching rules and subsequently were slapped with
fines. The inspections ended up with the seizure and spoiling of 37.4 kg of
food products which were found to be sub-standard.
connection, Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication & Community
Service Division of ADFCA said: “During the summer and Ramadan we take extra
vigil by increasing the inspection drives. The increased level of temperature
during the summer poses high risk on the safety of food. Also, the increased
demand and subsequent consumer visit to food facilities necessitates extra
monitor and control during the fasting season”
He said the
inspection drives plays crucial in maintaining the food safety levels in
focusing more on education and awareness during our routine and surprise
inspections. Also the visits help us to closely watch and monitor facilities in
order to take adequate measures and actions” he added.