33 food outlets fined in Sharjah

33 food outlets fined in Sharjah

They were flouting stipulated norms


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 31 Jul 2017, 6:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 7:27 AM

Al Dhaid Municipality issued fines to 33 food outlets and warned 93 others for flouting public health conditions and regulations.
Ahmed Mussabah Al Tunaiji, director of Health Department at Al Dhaid Municipality, said that the violations were detected this summer during the 149 surprise visits targeting groceries, supermarket, cafeterias and restaurants to ensure food safety.
He added that the inspection campaigns aim to ensure that the employees of the food outlets comply with the stipulated conditions during the processing and delivery of services to customers.
He added that the municipality is working closely to intensify the field presence of municipal inspectors in the food market to monitor the processing, selling, purchasing and storage of food item, as well as ensuring the cleanliness of premises and workers to ensure food safety, especially during the summer when the temperature is high.
He pointed out that the detected violation varied between shutdown of air conditioners and refrigerators at night, display of expired foodstuffs and lack of commitment to cleanliness and personal hygiene.
Al-Tanaiji stressed the keenness of the municipality to organize awareness campaigns on a regular basis for food stores and consumers to introduce the latest methods in the field of food preservation and storage, ways to avoid transmission of diseases and the importance of applying the stipulated conditions and hygiene.

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