Restaurants and Diners Shut Down For Violating Guidelines

  • June 6, 2022
Restaurants and Diners Shut Down For Violating Guidelines

Since the start of 2022, administrative judgments have been made by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) addressing the closure of 7 restaurants and food outlets in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra owing to infractions impacting public health.

The ADAFSA stated that the most notable infractions were the use of improper instruments or equipment, inadequate food preservation, bug presence in areas of food processing, and low levels of cleanliness in areas of handling and preservation.

4 restaurants and food outlets in Abu Dhabi were shuttered last May by the ADAFSA’s food safety sector inspectors for breaking the law and endangering the public’s health.

A restaurant in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah neighbourhood was also shut down by the ADAFSA for utilising halal food preparation tools and equipment to create non-halal cuisine without the required licences or licences, as well as for sheep slaughtering within the kitchen without such licences or permits. The inspectors also confiscated beef without an identifying card and from an unknown supplier.

The ADAFSA stated, “The facility may be permitted to practise the activity again after fixing its circumstances and completing all prerequisites, replacing the food preparation equipment, and thoroughly cleaning and sterilising the facility before reopening it to the public.”

The authority further reaffirmed that all businesses are subject to routine inspections by its inspectors to check on their compliance with the authority’s regulations for food safety. The ADAFSA requested that members of the public phone the Abu Dhabi Government’s toll-free hotline, 800555, to report any infractions observed in any food outlet or when they have suspicions about the food’s composition so that the appropriate measures may be taken