Abu Dhabi Shuts Down Spot Karak Cafeteria Over Insect Infestation & Food Safety Violations

Abu Dhabi's Spot Karak Cafeteria shuts down due to bugs.

by Deeplata Garde
Abu Dhabi Shuts Down Spot Karak Cafeteria Over Insect Infestation & Food Safety Violations

In a surprise twist that sounds more like a horror story than a foodie dream, Spot Karak Cafeteria in Abu Dhabi faced an abrupt closure after health inspectors discovered insects in the food preparation area. The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) shared the news on Instagram, turning heads and stomachs alike.

ADAFSA Close Spot Karak Cafeteria In Abu Dhabi

ADAFSA’s investigation revealed that Spot Karak Cafeteria violated Law No. 2 of 2008, which governs food safety in Abu Dhabi. The findings were far from appetising. The presence of insects in the kitchen area marked a clear breach of food safety regulations. ADAFSA emphasised that such high-risk violations endanger public health, leading to their swift decision to shut down the establishment.

The quirky nature of this tale lies in the serious repercussions for Spot Karak. Repeated infringements on food safety were simply unacceptable. ADAFSA didn’t mince words: the cafeteria posed a significant risk to customers. The closure is not just a slap on the wrist but a firm directive. Spot Karak must address all issues and comply with safety standards before even thinking about reopening.

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The ball is now in Spot Karak’s court. The cafeteria can only reopen its doors if it rectifies all violations and meets the stringent requirements set by ADAFSA. This includes a thorough clean-up to ensure no more uninvited insect guests in the food prep area. The message is clear: food safety can’t be compromised.

Spot Karak’s situation serves as a cautionary tale for all food establishments in Abu Dhabi. Maintaining hygiene and following food safety laws isn’t just bureaucratic red tape; it’s essential for customer health. The ADAFSA’s decision to publicise this closure highlights its commitment to upholding these standards.

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Spot Karak Cafeteria’s closure, due to insect issues in the kitchen, underscores the importance of adhering to food safety regulations in Abu Dhabi. The swift action by ADAFSA serves as a reminder that public health takes precedence over everything else. Spot Karak now faces the challenge of cleaning up its act to win back the trust of its customers and the approval of health inspectors.

Cover Image Courtesy: Spot Karak/ Instagram

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