Violating food, meat shops closed down

ABU DHABI — Inspectors of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority detected 41 violations by shops selling foodstuffs and ordered closure of three meat shops for not adhering to the hygiene standards prescribed by the authority in October.

By Anwar Ahmad

Published: Wed 7 Nov 2007, 9:11 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:35 AM

“The Food Inspection Department (FID) destroyed 376kg of foodstuffs and issued 956 warnings to food outlets, cafes and others. Three meat shops were ordered closed during the period,” said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayaysa, manager of Communication and Information Department, ADFCA.

The department slapped fines on 41 restaurants, cafeterias, groceries, bakeries and cafes for various reasons. The ADFCA carried out a total of 3,919 inspections last month. “The FID renewed 969 licences and issued 42 new licences to food outlets in the capital in October. It received 28 complaints against food outlets and restaurants.”

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