UAE: Supermarket shut down for selling live poultry next to preserved food

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The High Quality Food Stuff Trading in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi. ADAFSA

A supermarket in Abu Dhabi has been shut down for selling live poultry next to preserved food items, according to the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA).

The authority said that High Quality Food Stuff Trading, located in Musaffah, was found selling live poultry in a storeroom that also contained preserved food items. This poses as a health risk to consumers, the authority added.

According to ADAFSA, the supermarket has been fined for endangering public health and will remain closed until it complies with Abu Dhabi’s legislation on food safety and storage.

Since the start of the year, the authority has intensified its inspection campaign and has shut down a number of restaurants and establishments for violations, including pest infestation or selling expired or spoiled goods.

The authority said it will continue to conduct inspections across the emirate to ensure that establishments adhere to food safety requirements. It also urged the public to report violators by calling the Abu Dhabi government hotline 800555. ICA/Expat Media

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