Border Control Division of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has recently organized training courses for its food inspectors working at the boarders.
The courses, included both theory and practical sessions aimed at enriching inspectors' technical skills which are essential to carry out inspection activities at its best, especially to increase competency in testing meat products to know the freshness levels and to curb potential consumer frauds.
Inspectors were given training to increase their ability to scale measure weakness in animals, to examine meat coloring, to carry out testing on slaughter animals so as to easily understand fitness of the animals from the very sight of external appearance, to verify if the wrappers are made with healthy materials and cause no changes in the features of the product, to confirm that meat of internal organs is not added with slaughtered animals and to do many other tasks considered to be key in the inspection process, with precision and perfection.
Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA commented about the program saying: "ADFCA leaves no stone unturned to provide best available training opportunities for its officials especially food inspectors so as to make them more competent and productive in their tasks. With a rich course content based on latest technical and scientific knowledge in the field, the training sessions will sharpen their skills enabling them to carry out effective food inspection on the products imported through our borders."
It is noted that ADFCA has placed a stringent inspection system at boarders to check entry of food products which are not fit for human consumption as well as that enlisted in the banned category in UAE. It also works hard to ensure that all food products that enter through Abu Dhabi emirate are in compliance with the approved standards and specifications, in its vow to maintain the food safety levels in the emirate.