Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has confirmed that the foam cups available in Abu Dhabi markets are safe for use and do not contain carcinogenic properties. The Authority stressed that the foam cups conform to the UAE's approved standards and specifications.
Mohamed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, has revealed that the Authority's laboratories conducted extensive studies on 76 types of plastic materials such as plastic and foam cups, transparent plastic cups, plastic bottles and nipples for infants, popsicles, ice cream cups, brown coffee mugs, knives, spoons and other plastic containers.
"Samples were picked up from five major outlets in Abu Dhabi. The diversity of samples greatly helped in reaching accurate conclusions. Five different types of foam cups were analyzed and migration levels of particles from the cups to the foods were found to be within the permissible limits. We routinely subject all materials used for packaging or consuming food items and sold in Abu Dhabi markets to rigorous analysis. We do not allow anything that poses even minor threats to human health to be circulated and sold in Abu Dhabi markets," he concluded.