Tang products are safe for consumption: Official

Tang products are safe for consumption: Official

ADFCA stated that the holes in the cans are not a violation of the approved rules followed in the UAE, as they are set by the manufacturers to pass air out to avoid the bottles from bursting.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 12:42 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has confirmed that Tang products are safe for human consumption. The ADFCA released the statement following rumours regarding “holes” found on Tang cans.

Thamer Al Qasimi, acting Director of Communication at the authority, said: “What is spread through the social media is just a rumour without any backing of facts. All food products in Abu Dhabi are subject to the ADFCA’s stringent control mechanism and safe for human consumption.”

The authority stated that the holes are not a violation of the approved rules followed in the UAE, as they are set by the manufacturers to pass air out to avoid the bottles from bursting. “The inspection system at the boarders is in line with the latest advancement in the food control field and no shipment is allowed to enter the emirate without fulfilling the approved requirements and standards,” said Al Qasimi.

“The approved rules we follow here allows any kind of packaging solutions, including smart packaging, which responds to the changes in product and the environment, as long as it doesn’t harm the quality and safety of the product.” -reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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