Abu Dhabi shuts down 8 restaurants, shops over food violations

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Abu Dhabi shuts down 8 restaurants, shops over food violations

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) said that since the start of the year, it has shut down eight restaurants and food establishments over food safety violations.

According to ADAFSA, the food establishments were located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra Region.

This month alone, six restaurants and food establishments were shut down over “high-risk” violations, including selling expired food and defrosting frozen food and selling it as fresh.

A meat facility was shut down for selling imported meat and labelling it as local meat, while a supermarket was closed for selling expired food products. Other establishments were also shut down due to infestation of cockroaches and rodents.

ADAFSA said the restaurants and food establishments would remain closed until they rectified their violations and pass the emirate’s food safety standards.

The authority, meanwhile, urged the public to report any food violations or any doubt about the contents of a food item by calling the Government of Abu Dhabi’s toll-free number 800555. ICA/Expat Media

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