Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority; 4,860 facilities
Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, has carried out 5,190 inspection visits at the emirate’s food facilities since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
ADAFSA is striving to improve food safety standards in the emirate and to ensure compliance of food facilities with hygiene requirements and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The inspection visits aimed at monitoring and correcting wrong practices according to approved procedures, to ensure applying the highest food safety standards in Abu Dhabi, thus achieving the well-being and safety of community members.
The inspection visits resulted in ensuring compliance of 4,860 facilities with food safety requirements. In addition, 330 administrative actions taken against facilities failed to comply with guidelines and requirements.
Targeting restaurants, groceries and other food-related facilities. The ADAFSA’s inspections resulted in issuing 252 final warnings, 21 notices, 50 warnings, and 7 violations.
ADAFSA’s inspection efforts covered food warehouses, distribution centres, suppliers and retail stores. In order to ensure that those facilities are able to meet consumers’ needs of food while applying the best food safety standards.
The authority has urged consumers to report any violations they detect in any food facility. These can be through contacting the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre on 800555.