With the third academic term just started, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has carried out an inspection drive on the companies that supply food items to the schools in Al Ain.
The inspections which held during hours after sun set were 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.
One among the companies included in the inspection list was imposed fine for violations and another one was given last warning during food inspectors' visit. The team also destroyed food items amounting 32 kilograms for not meeting with the prescribed standards and criteria, during the drive.
In this regard, Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA said: "Inspections were carried out to confirm that all school catering services fulfill ADFCA requirements and to check how much they are committed to supplying only the approved food items that are prescribed in the school canteen guide. Samples of approved food items were also collected randomly to ensure the safety of food prepared to supply to schools"
"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.