Food inspection launched in UAE schools

April 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, April 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an inspection campaign in schools and educational institutions in order to ensure healthy and safe food for students.
The campaign launched by Dubai municipality’s food control department looked into the safety of food circulated in schools by monitoring food supplying companies and ensuring that kitchens in schools meet the government’s health requirements, Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Ali, food inspection section chief, said Tuesday.

The campaign aims to ensure that preparation areas of the food companies meet the standard specifications. It also aims to educate students about food-related risks.

A total of 315 educational institutions in the Emirates have been covered and the campaign will continue during the academic year 2010, he said.

A few violations were found by the inspectors, he said, adding that correctional measures were taken immediately. A manual on hygienic practices will also be issued to food suppliers of educational institutions.



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