4 food outlets shut, 19 fined for flouting health norms in Ajman

Ajman - The municipality has zero-tolerance against those who violate health standards


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sun 27 May 2018, 10:10 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 May 2018, 12:12 AM

In a major crackdown, four food establishments were shut down by the Ajman Municipality and Planning for flouting health regulations. Fines were slapped on 19 units and 56 others issued warning for hygiene breach, which posed risks to consumers.
The inspectors visited as many as 210 food establishments during the hour before Iftar to check how food was being made and provided to those fasting, said Khalid Al Hosani, executive director of public health and environment. The inspection focused on prepared and cooked food in restaurants, cafeterias, and supermarkets, he added.
Al Hosani said public's health safety is its top priority and the department is diligently working to ensure healthy well-being for residents in the emirate. The municipality has zero-tolerance against those who violate health standards and would not hesitate to book the offenders, he warned.
He explained that the municipality has stepped up efforts to tighten its grip around food establishments. "The intensified inspection campaigns will continue during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid holidays to make sure these outlets follow health safety requirements," pointed out Al Hosani.
He explained that the number of the violations has declined this year as compared to the previous year due to the implementation of the Ajman public health programme which provides training to workers in the food sector. The programme aims to raise the standard of public health in the food and health establishments in accordance with the Federal Food Safety Law.
He urged the owners of food establishments to comply with the health regulations and conditions laid down by the Ajman public health programme and abide by the prescribed standards.
Al Hosani called on all residents not to hesitate and communicate directly with the department in case they encounter a case of violation by calling 80070.

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