UAE: Restaurant shut down for violating law, posing risk to public health

All food establishments are subject to periodic inspection by the authority's inspectors to ensure compliance with food safety requirements


Web Desk

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Top Stories

Published: Thu 12 Oct 2023, 10:39 PM

Last updated: Thu 12 Oct 2023, 10:40 PM

A local authority in charge of food safety and security in Abu Dhabi has shut down a restaurant for violating rules.

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has issued a decision to “administratively close” the Koshary and Halwani Al Tahrir Restaurant in Abu Dhabi.

"The restaurant, holding trade license number (CN-3824604), has been found in violation of Law No. (2) of 2008 regarding food in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and its accompanying legislation. Furthermore, its practices pose a significant risk to public health," ADAFSA said in its order.

Law No. 2, first published in January 2008, about food within the emirate of Abu Dhabi is a key legislation based on the area of food safety.

The law “emphasises consumer protection and ensuring the food safety whether imported or handled within the domestic market in the emirate of Abu Dhabi as well as the responsibility of private sector in ensuring the highest standards of food safety and the role and mandate of food inspectors,” the ADAFSA stated in the description of Law No. 2.

ADAFSA has been conducting field visits and inspection campaigns to food establishments to ensure that they comply with health and food safety standards and provide safe and healthy food to ensure the well-being and safety of all community members.

The general public has been urged to report safety complaints and violations by calling 800555.


More news from Lifestyle