ADFCA shuts down restaurant for violations
Abu Dhabi, June 1, 2011
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has ordered punitive closure of the Hamdan Street branch of a restaurant in the capital, following an inspection.
The inspectors of the authority found the restaurant was violating several rules and regulations governing food safety in the emirate. The hygienic conditions in the restaurant were so bad that the authority decided to immediately order its closure in the interest of public health and safety.
Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA said that the restaurant would remain closed until rectifying the cause of closure.
Lack of commitment of all staff to cover the hair in the preparation area, storing cooking equipment in an electrical room and overflowing sewage pipes in cooking areas and spice cans on the cutting boards meant for cooked foods, were some of the violations found by the inspectors.
'We call upon the general public to bring food safety violations to our notice all across the emirate,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service