Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has ordered closure of Modern Lebanon Bakery which had been operating in Al Maqam area in Al Ain for repeated violations which posed risk on health and food safety of consumers.
In this regard, Thamer Al Qasimi, Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA said: "Our food control division has reported that the management failed to better the situation inside the establishment as well as couldn't eliminate the matters that caused violation to health and food safety requirements. The ADFCA inspectors had issued 'Notice' and then 'Warning' before handing over 'Violation' ticket six month ago to remove the causes that posed risk to safety of consumers. All these primary procedures apart, the establishment proceeded on along with the violations which made the administrative closure necessary before the food control authority."
He said the establishment will remain closed until the management is able to prove that it no longer carry any violation to the prevailing rules and regulations.
According to Mr. Al Qasimi the establishment violated clauses 12, 14, 15,19,42,51 and 59 of the Regulation No: 6 of 2010 pertaining to the fitness of food throughout the entire phases of food chain. The inspectors reported that the plan, design, size and construction of the establishment were unfit for practicing food related activities such as storage, cleaning and decontamination.
He stressed that the establishment will never be allowed to run the business until and unless the management clear each and every violation that invited the closure from ADFCA.
Given the new administrative closure in Al Ain, Mr. Thamer Al Qasimi urged public to be alert about such kind of violations from the part of eateries and to notify immediately the authorities if any untoward activities come across being part of civic responsibility towards health and safety of consumers.