No cancer causing potato chips sold in the emirate
1/27/2015 12:00 AM

No carcinogenic potato chips have been found in local market and such information spread on some social media are mere rumors,  said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi Director of Communication and Community Services at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.

"We received some enquiries that whether a potato chips of Pringle brand contained any carcinogenic elements.  After due investigations, we confirmed that the information was a rumor spread on social media," said Al Rayssi.

He said samples of all food products in the market undergo regular laboratory tests and no unwanted elements have been detected in any potato chips being sold in the country. 

If the authority finds any contaminated products,  the product will be recalled and an alert will be issued through media immediately,  he said.

'People should always confirm that such information on food safety comes from the relevant authorities, he advised public.

As the food safety being the topmost priority, ADFCA keeps a mechanism to follow up rumors spread among public and to carry out due investigation to bring the facts before public, he explained.

Apart from contacting the  contact center public can trace the facts behind food related rumors by logging on to the special page designated for that in the website and follow several social media channels managed by ADFCA, he added.

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  • Last Updated On: Jan 27, 2015