Fujairah comes down hard on erring outlets

FUJAIRAH - Fujairah Municipality ordered the closure of a shop for selling locally-made pipes and tobacco to under 14 boys, and a restaurant for serving meals cooked the previous day to the customers.

By Salah Deberky

Published: Wed 29 Dec 2010, 12:29 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:59 PM

A total of 72 establishments were found to have breached the health rules enforced in the emirate.

The emirate’s civic service authority, on Sunday, confiscated food products and goods from more than six stores in the different parts of the emirate, for breaching rules.

The violations included expiry of workers’ health cards, expiry of trade licences and display of stale foodstuff. Further, rodents and insects were seen at the outlets in question.

“The Food Inspection and Control Unit will continue its surprise visits to prevent the occurrence health violations, and to ensure the validity of the trade licence of food outlets,” Public Health Section head Aseel Al Mualla said.

The personnel of the section had carried out 1,951 surprise visits in the Al Aqeer, Masafi and al Taween areas last month, Al Mualla said.

“One hundred and thirty establishments were served warning notices during the campaigns launched last month, the official added.

Other activities of the section included the renewal of licences for 63 vehicles meant for transporting food products. Samples of 13 food items were to the laboratory for tests, after the section received complaints.

It also issued 24 health certificates for the export of food items through the borders exits and sea ports, and renewed 427 health cards for workers at food outlets.


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