In a pre-Ramadan special inspection drive on high-risk food outlets in Madinat Zayed in the Western Region, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) inspectors issued 19 warnings and destroyed 16kg of food items. No violations were charged because of considerable improvement in adherence to the food safety standards in general in the city.
Targeting a total of 34 food outlets in the city including restaurants, cafeterias, bakeries and confectioneries, meat and fish shops and the central market, the three teams of inspectors also tried to raise the level of food safety awareness among workers.
Mohammed Jalal Al Reyaysa, Director of Communication and Community Service at the ADFCA, said: “In view of the Ramadan rush in food outlets, we are now conducting rigorous inspections at all food establishments, especially the high risk ones so that the holy month passes off without any untoward incidents caused by unsafe foods. We call upon the public to bring to our notice any food safety violations they come across,” he added.
All the outlets in the central market were warned against insufficient air conditioning.