Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority inspects 80% of hotels in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority inspects 80% of hotels in Al Ain

Two hotels received notices and five others got warnings for not following safe food practices.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 8:06 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

An ADFCA official conducting inspection at a hotel in Al Ain. -Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi – As part of its campaign on insuring a healthy and safe summer, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) inspected 80 per cent of hotels in Al Ain last weekend.

The inspections, which were organised by the Hotels and Events Control, as well as the Educational Institution and Hospitals Control of ADFCA, aimed to insure that the community is safe during the fasting season.

Two hotels received notices and five others got warnings for not following safe food practices, which include safe equipment for preparing, cooking and serving food to the customers.

Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of the Communication and Community Service Division of ADFCA, said: “The Summer and Ramadan seasons see huge turnout of visitors to our cities, a phenomenon that necessitates extra vigil in terms of food safety.”

Al Rayssi pointed out that these inspections are to make sure that food outlets in the capital abide by all health and safety requirements. “The recent spell of inspections were carried out to ensure that hotels follow approved practices in the handling of food as well as ADFCA’s food safety requirements are met perfectly.”

Al Rayssi also pointed out that ADFCA’s systematic inspections and educational activities seek to maintain a high level of food safety. He also urged the public to inform the authorities if they notice any health and safety hazard in food handling in the capital. -jasmine@khaleejtimes.com


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