Ajman restaurants pulled up over hygiene

AJMAN — Ajman Municipality has launched an inspection campaign targeting cafeterias and restaurants in Ajman to ensure a healthy environment during the Fifa World Cup 2006 which opens on June 9.

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Published: Wed 7 Jun 2006, 9:45 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

The municipality inspectors visited almost all the cafeterias and cafes to ensure that they are abiding by the health regulations set by the civic body.

Those found violating the health and hygiene rules were fined. Warnings were issued to some of them. A fine of Dh2,000 is levied on the violators of health safety rules.

If the violation is repeated more than three times, the municipality may order closure of the food outlet as a punitive measure.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Saif Salim Al Shamsi, Deputy Director-General of the Ajman Municipality, said the health inspection section always keeps an eye on the hygienic conditions of cafes and restaurants. Surprise visits are organised from time to time to keep pressure on these outlets and ensure cleanliness and health safety. The municipality’s current inspection is aimed at ensuring a healthy atmosphere during the Football World Cup when these restaurants will be thronged by football fans.

A total of 17 inspectors will be working during the current inspection campaign. The daily inspection campaign will also include checking of shisha tobacco, which will be tested in the laboratory.

Dr Mohammed Attia, Deputy Director of the Health Section, told Khaleej Times that the municipality had introduced advanced equipment to monitor the environment pollution and check food contamination in restaurants, cafes and cafeterias.

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