Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) carried out an awareness-inspection campaign on veterinary establishments, as part of its keenness on achieving full compliance with the laws and regulations related to the work of these establishments.
The inspection campaign aimed to ensure they are adhering to the laws, on practicing veterinary medicine, and special conditions of Law No. 11 of 2013. Meanwhile, the campaign targeted the owners of these establishments to ensure they are adhering to professional procedures and standards according to the laws and regulations governing the work of these establishments.
Furthermore, the campaign, which targeted veterinary pharmacies, animal fodder shops and veterinary laboratories in Seh Sabrah area in Al Ain, has resulted in issuing two initial warnings to the owners of these establishments for not complying with laws and regulations in force.
On the other hand, the campaign aimed at raising awareness of the owners of these establishments about right practices that ensure food safety in Abu Dhabi, to develop livestock sector in the emirate.
ADFCA is keen to ensure that private veterinary establishments are meeting safety requirements through the inspection visits carried out by its inspectors. The authority's inspectors are focusing on reviewing validity dates of the medicines and ensuring the proper disposal of expired veterinary medicines and substances. In addition, ADFCA's inspectors also checked the licenses of veterinarians and the ways of storing veterinary medicines and substances. The inspectors made sure of using narcotic medicines properly, as well as following up the veterinary substances banned in the country.
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority urges public to notify the authority if any incidents come across, which may lead to health and safety risks, by calling Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center at 800555. ADFCA will deal directly with any complaint and will take the necessary action against any party that violates the authority's food safety rules.