UAE: Decision to close a famous supermarket
UAE: Decision to close a famous supermarket

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Agriculture and Food Safety (ADRA) has issued a decree to close the Fair Price supermarket in Abu Dhabi, which holds the commercial license no. (CN-2015913), for violating Law 2 of 2008 on food in The Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the legislation under which it is issued, as well as for its seriousness to public health.

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Agriculture and Food Safety (ADFSA) explained that the food control report stated that the decision to close the administrative was the result of repeated violations of the health and food safety requirements, including the low level of hygiene in all areas of circulation and food conservation, monitoring insects in food supply areas, and other practices harmful to food safety and consumer health, where the facility issued three violations for the same reasons, in addition to issuing a warning of administrative closure, the last of which was on March 24, but did not correct the conditions.

The Authority confirmed that the order of the administrative closure will continue as long as the reasons are found, as the activity can be allowed to resume after the establishment has been corrected, it has met all the necessary requirements for the exercise of activity, and the grounds for violation have been removed.

The Authority pointed out that the closure and detection of the violations monitored comes within the framework of inspection efforts aimed at strengthening the food safety system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and confirming the oversight role to ensure that all facilities comply with food safety requirements, explaining that all facilities of different nature and food products are subject to periodic inspection by the Authority's inspectors, to ensure compliance with food safety requirements.

The Authority appealed to the public to contact them and to report any irregularities detected in any food facility, or when the contents of the food are in doubt by calling the toll-free number of the Government of Abu Dhabi 800555, so that FDA inspectors can take the necessary action, and access to safe and healthy food for all members of the community in The Emirate of Abu Dhabi.