‘Suspect’ chili sauces not in Abu Dhabi markets

ABU DHABI — After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding three brands of hot dog chili sauces, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) carried out inspections throughout Abu Dhabi and confirmed that the product is not available in the capital’s markets. Hence, there is nothing to panic, said a food control official yesterday.

By Anwar Ahmad

Published: Wed 25 Jul 2007, 8:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:19 AM

The FDA had cautioned the public against consuming the contents of 10 ounce cans of Castleberry’s, Kroger and Austex’s hot dog chili sauce as they could cause food poisoning.

According to Mohammed Jalal Al Reyaysa, manager of ADFCA’s communication and information department, “Our inspectors checked the supermarkets and shops in the capital but did not find any such product.”

Al Reyaysa said, “We have also alerted our people at the border checkposts to not allow the import of any such products in the country. I also appeal to the people to check the brand name of the sauces before purchasing them from the markets and if they find any of these product, report it to this toll-free number 800-6565.”

Khaleej Times had earlier checked with Emirates Market, Al Istiqlaal, Spinney’s, and Abu Dhabi Cooperative supermarkets in the capital, and had found that the products were not available with them.

The manager of Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, B. Joy, told Khaleej Times, “None of these three sauces are available in society’s markets in the capital.”

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