ADFCA carries out 17 inspection drives during Ramadan and Eid
8/2/2015 1:00 PM

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.

The inspection 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.

During these 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.

In this 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 special seasons.

“We are 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.


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  • Last Updated On: Aug 05, 2015