Two companies were fined for not meeting approved food safety requirements during an inspection campaign carried out by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority ( ADFCA) on school catering services in Al Ain.
The inspection team also destroyed food items amounting 56 kilograms for not meeting with the prescribed standards and criteria, during the drive.
The inspection, the second one in this academic term held during the night and was conducted by the Hospitals & Educational Institutions Control Unit of ADFCA in order to ensure the safety of supplied food products and to check if the businesses and staff are complying with health & safety requirements and food control standards set by ADFCA.
In this regard, Eng. Thamer Al Qasemi, Acting Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA said: "Inspections were carried out to confirm that all the school catering services fulfill ADFCA requirements and to examine their commitment levels in supplying approved food items that are prescribed in the school canteen guide"
"ADFCA is keen on launching inspection drives continuously on catering services in order to guarantee that only healthy food gets entry to school canteens. Also it is key to check possible violations and bad practices by the businesses." He added.
It is noteworthy that ADFCA is equipped with a high-class control mechanism over food and food related businesses in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. With well-qualified staff, equipments with advanced technology and a systematic inspection program onboard, ADFCA'S stringent control mechanism has been successful in ensuring the quality and safety of food products available in all nook and corners of the emirate.