New Abu Dhabi guidelines for food industry
Abu Dhabi, January 22, 2012
Abu Dhabi restaurants and other establishments in the food industry have been asked to develop a comprehensive environment, health and safety management system (EHSMS), a report said.
They have been asked to monitor and minimise the use of water, power, fuel and other natural resources, a Gulf News report quoting an Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) statement said.
They must also report workplace injuries, or incidents that result in environmental damage, it said.
These requirements are part of a new system of checks and standards introduced in line with decree No 42 of 2009 issued by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the report said.
The requirements apply to organisations involved in food production, processing, preparation, packing, transportation, storage, distribution, display, servicing and sale, it said.