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UAE authorities close cafe after insects found in food preparation area – News

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5:27 p.m.

The emirate’s food safety authority has ordered the closure of a cafe in Abu Dhabi due to several repeated violations related to food safety requirements.

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (Adafsa) has decided to close ‘Healthy Dream Food Cafe’ – Abu Dhabi Branch 1, which holds business license number CN-4031247. According to authorities, the coffee violated food laws in Abu Dhabi and threatened public health.

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Adafsa explained that the food control report that led to the administrative closure came after repeated violations related to food safety requirements. The facility, ‘Healthy Dream Food Cafe’, received three closure warnings, highlighting its failure to comply with health standards and essential food safety requirements. Additionally, insects were found in food preparation areas, further underscoring the urgency of the closure decision.

The authority confirmed that the administrative closure decision will be maintained as long as its reasons exist, allowing activity to resume after correcting the violations, complying with all operational requirements and eliminating the reasons for the closure.

They highlighted that implementing lockdown measures and detecting observed abuses are part of inspection efforts aimed at improving the food safety system in Abu Dhabi. This underscores the oversight role to ensure all facilities meet food safety requirements. It was highlighted that the Authority’s inspectors carry out periodic inspections in all facilities, regardless of their nature and food products, to ensure compliance with food safety standards.

The authority urges citizens to play an active role in reporting any infractions detected in food establishments or any suspicion about the content of the food. This can be done by contacting the Abu Dhabi government toll-free number 800555. Inspectors can take immediate action to ensure safe food for all members of the Abu Dhabi community.

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