ADFCA Launches seven-week Inspection Campaign 18 warnings issued on day one of the campaign
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) launched a seven-week summer inspection campaign, targeting all types of food outlets across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This is aimed at preempting food-related hazards during the summer months, especially the month of Ramadan.
During the first day of the campaign, the inspectors visited 92 food outlets, of which 74 were found fully compliant with food safety rules, while 18 were issued warnings against wrong practices. The warnings were issued against wrong practices such as using the same cutting board for meats and vegetables, temperature fluctuations inside refrigerators, washing chicken and vegetables in the same place, leaving some food items uncovered during preparation and inside the fridges and lack of proper maintenance in the food preparation areas. Of the twenty inspectors who took part in the campaign, eight were female inspectors. Mohamed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said the participation of women inspectors reflected the preeminent role of women in the society and ADFCA's faith in their pioneering position. "The campaign was aimed at preempting food hazards during summer, especially the holy month of Ramadan. Demand for food increases substantially during Ramadan and extra-caution is therefore required. Our inspections are always accompanied by rigorous awareness creation efforts. Some food establishments still continue with wrong and hazardous practices and we want to put an end to them so the safety of consumers is never exposed to risks," he added.