Eating out is one of the most reliable ways of ensuring you meet your required nutrients for the day. Besides being a leisurely option to indulge in once in a while, for people who have busy schedules and cannot cook at home, eating out is life-saving. But how do we know the food that we consume is safe or not? Well, this is where the food inspection organisations come into play. And recently, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority doled out warnings to as many as 10,987 food establishments. Here’s all you need to know about the warning given by the ADAFSA.
10,987 Food Establishments Guilty Of Minor Violations
The above-mentioned figure was released by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, which was on June 7. According to an inspection held in the emirate, a total of 33,643 inspections were carried out at food and agricultural establishments. According to a report by the Gulf News, for quarter 1 of 2023, 20,001 visits were made in Abu Dhabi out of which 9,378 were in Al Ain and approximately 4,269 were conducted in the Al Dhafra region. As it happens, such routine inspections aim to monitor and correct any malpractices that might be employed by the offenders.
Action Was Taken Against Establishments Found Guilty Of Violations
The report mentioned that out of the total visits made during the first four months of the year, 46% of the establishments were fully complying with all the food safety requirements. However, there were 10,987 establishments which comprise about 33% of the total were issued warnings for minor violations. However, there was also a minimal proportion of approximately 2% which includes 703 establishments that were found to have committed violations. As a result, ADAFSA had to take appropriate actions. Since food safety is the topmost priority for the organisation, they have implemented some of the best practices to achieve the same. Not to mention, they collaborate with global food safety authorities such as the World Health Organisation, the Food & Agriculture Organisation, and World Organisation for Animal Health.
So it’s safe to say that they are committed to attaining the highest global standards for food safety.
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