Four Food Stores Shut Down

RAS AL KHAIMAH - The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality on Tuesday shut down four stores for four days and fined them Dh4,000 each for violating the municipal food hygiene rules.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

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Published: Thu 6 Aug 2009, 1:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:18 AM

Adil Ali Al Deek, Head of the Environmental and Health Department at Ras Al Khaimah Municipality said the municipal inspectors had found huge quantities of expired food products, destroyed juices and contaminated bottled water in these stores that were being sold to customers. He stressed that the food stores lacked proper storage facilities and had poor hygiene standards with insects and rodents all over the place. The stores have been ordered shut for four days and the premises cleaned up.The owners of the stores were also issued with warning letters.

Meanwhile, the municipality has intensified its campaigns on shops selling sweets, chewing gums and nuts in the emirate to curb the sale of fake sweets that are harmful to children.

The sale of fake sweets and other products increase during the Holy month of Ramadan, said Al Deek.

He said that several parents had recently reported that their children had bought sweets from certain shops which caused them stomach pains. “Such sweets are either fake or expired and are harmful to health,” he added.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com.



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