Food inspectors in surprise visits

SHARJAH — The food inspectors are intensifying their checks on all the restaurants, cafeterias and traditional kitchens operating in the emirate by paying surprise visits daily to ensure compliance with health standards and safety regulations during cooking of food.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 10:20 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:29 PM

This follows directives of the Sharjah municipal council to organise awareness campaigns aimed at increasing the awareness of the employees working in restaurants and cafeterias by educating them on personal cleanliness and the safest ways of cooking, handling and storing food.

Fines will be levied in case any outlet is found violating any health standard and the violator will be granted a limited time to eliminate the violation. In case a violation is repeatedly committed by an outlet, then the shop will be closed.

The inspectors are also checking the cleanliness of the environment near restaurants, the equipment used and the ways of storing, cooking and serving food in addition to the personal cleanliness of the employees.

The civic body recently upgraded the level of performance at the inspection field through the usage of most advanced equipment and devices including the frying oil detection devices and the laser devices for temperature measuring. This device is well distinguished for their accurate efficient results.

The civic body spares no effort in positively responding and immediately reacting to any complaint received by customers through the hotline 993 that operate all day long. The food inspector’s work from 7.30am to 10pm while the emergency team works 24 hours a day to receive complaints from customers while endeavouring to solve the problem immediately.

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