During an inspection campaign targeting the fruit and vegetable market in Port Zayed, the inspectors of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) issued warnings to 41 outlets and destroyed 84.5 KG of foods unfit for human consumption.
The inspectors visited a total of 86 outlets, out of which 30 turned out to be fully compliant with the hygiene rules and regulations.
Mohamed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said: "This was our first inspection campaign this year, which, of course, is in addition to the regular inspections being done across the food chain. We focused on the vegetables and fruits market today and were able to not only issue warnings to erring outlets, but also create awareness among the workers at the outlets about the mandatory food safety requirements. The safety of the consumer is a red line we will never allow anyone to cross."
Al Rayssi disclosed that most of the bad practices detected during the inspections consisted of poor storage of fruits and vegetables or rotten foods being found in the shelves.