253 Outlets Found Violating Food Hygiene Rules

RAS AL KHAIMAH — As many as 253 commercial outlets were found flouting Ras Al Khaimah Municipality’s food hygiene rules this year.



By Sebugwaawo Ismail

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2009, 9:19 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:30 AM

This came to light during an inspection campaign by the Health and Environmental Department, which covered 1,768 commercial outlets.

The municipal inspectors found many outlets, including supermarkets, grocery shops, vegetable shops and others selling food products that were expired, rotten or contaminated, while some outlets did not meet the required food hygiene standards.

The official noted that about 89 shops were given warnings and their owners gave assurances that violations would not be repeated.Around 132 commercial stores that were running in dilapidated and poor hygiene conditions were ordered to shut down temporarily.

However, Adil Ali Al Deek, head of the Health and Environmental Department, said there has been a significant decrease in violations by the commercial outlets and restaurants during the past three months because the municipality had intensified inspections.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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