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Ajman shuts down 15 eateries

The Health and Environment Directorate of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department conducted 1,200 inspections in various establishments and issued 642 warnings and 410 fines.



By Afkar Abdullah/principal Correspondent

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Ajman — The Ajman Municipality has recently closed down 15 food outlets and restaurants after inspections aimed at ensuring safety of food and public health ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Health and Environment Directorate of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department conducted 1,200 inspections in various establishments and issued 642 warnings and 410 fines for violating public health regulations.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Abdullah Abdulrazaq Al Tamimi, Head of Public Health Department at Ajman Municipality, said that the municipality, as part of its annual plan to ensure public health and clean environment during Ramadan, intensified its inspection campaign targeting food outlets and salons. 

He added the inspection covered 1,200 outlets in the emirate and resulted in the shutdown of 15 food outlets for not responding to warnings and repeating the violations. The inspectors also found large quantity of food unfit for human consumption from various shops in the emirate.

As part of the Ramadan preparation, the municipality has also issued a conditional approval for certain public kitchens to operate during the holy month, as they provide food in bulk for charities and Ramadan tents.

The inspection will continue throughout the Ramadan in three separate shifts.

The first will be from 9am to 2pm; the second from 3pm to 11 pm; and the third from 6am,  meant for inspections of groceries and supermarkets to ensure that they are not shutting down the AC during the night time to save power.

He urged the public to call the emergency number 80026 for any queries, complaints or any emergency.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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