As part of its efforts to ensure safety of food products handled in Abu Dhabi markets and as part of special preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has expanded its inspection drives on various categories of food facilities in the emirate.
Today (10 June) the inspection drive focused on bakeries where increased consumer visit is expected before and during Ramadan.
During inspections which were held in the presence of media, ADFCA inspectors handed over initial warning to one shop while they issued final warning to three facilities for not meeting with ADFCA standards.
"ADFCA is keen on carrying out routine as well as surprise inspections on all the registered food facilities operating in Abu Dhabi emirate to ensure that food products- sold or displayed -are safe and fit for human consumption. As bakeries become more important food destinations during Ramadan, we should give extra attention on this area":- said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, director of Communication & Community Service Division of ADFCA while talking to media after inspections.
"Inspections are essential to evaluate the safety situation in the facilities; take actions to correct the shortcomings and stop violations if found any, using legal power entitled with ADFCA" he said further.
He hoped the inspection program will contribute substantially in ensuring a safe summer and fasting season for consumers in the emirate.
Mr. Al Rayssi urged all shop owners and consumers to be more alert during the month of Ramadan in terms of maintaining the health and safety requirements.
He also urged public to notify ADFCA if any incidents come across which may harm public health and safety by calling Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center at 800555.