Daijiworld Media Network - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Apr 1: A restaurant in Al Dhafra region was ordered to close by authorities in Abu Dhabi for violating food safety standards and posing a danger to public health.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (Adafsa) said that the temporary closure order was the result of multiple violations by the restaurant. The violation included selling and preparing non-halal food in the facility without obtaining the necessary permits, in addition to storing and preparing the food with the same equipment and tools used to prepare halal food.
Adafsa said that the closure order would continue until the issues were rectified, and that the facility could resume operations after correcting violations and meeting the necessary requirements. Further, the facility is directed to replace equipment and completely sterilise the facility before it can reopen to the public.
Members of the public are urged to report any violations spotted in food establishments — or when in doubt about the contents of a food item — by calling the toll-free number 800555, so that the authority's inspectors could take the necessary actions.