Food traders beware, Dubai Municipality is watching
Dubai - The campaign was launched in the Dubai Fish Market and will continue throughout the year.
Published: Tue 4 Oct 2016, 3:20 PM
Last updated: Wed 11 Sep 2019, 9:55 AM
Dubai Municipality has launched a new campaign called "Our Eyes Are On You" to apply the best food control standards on products and services.
The campaign, which was jointly started by the Food Safety, Assets Management and Waste Management departments of Dubai Municipality, was launched in the Dubai Fish Market and will continue throughout the year.
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The campaign has been launched under the directives of the Director General of Dubai Municipality to ensure the quality and safety of food commodities available in the emirate's markets.
Iman Al Bastaki, Director of Food Safety Department at Dubai Municipality said the campaign will strive to ensure that all traders of fish, meat and fruits offer the finest food commodities. "In addition to that, the campaign will try to ensure that the traders maintain the cleanliness of storage areas and comply with the rules and regulations, as well as adhere to the Municipality's food safety system," said Al Bastaki.
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She said the campaign will also monitor violators as per the type of violations and submit accurate reports to determine the safety of the food products that are offered to the consumers.
"The campaign drew good response from traders and workers in the Fish Market and the Vegetable Section. All workers were given proper guidance and were emphasized on the need to offer the finest foodstuff and follow the proper storage procedures. They were notified that if any commodity is found unfit for consumption or does not comply with the food safety requirements will be confiscated," said Al Bastaki.
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"Considering the fact that the traders in the market deal with the public, constant special supervision is required throughout the year. Hence, dedicated specialist teams have been formed for the control of various food commodities such as fish, meat, fruits and vegetables," she said.