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United Arab Emirates: 2 butcher shops closed for safety violations due to cockroach infestations – News


Published: Wednesday March 13, 2024, 9:34 p.m.

An administrative closure notice has been issued to two butcher shops in Abu Dhabi for posing a high risk to public health.

Al Ayham Meat butcher shop, with business license number CN-4292741, and Al Amal butcher shop, with business license number CN-4860828, both located in Mushrif Mall-Abu Dhabi, have been closed by the Agriculture and Abu Dhabi Food Safety. (ADAFSA).

These actions come in response to flagrant violations of Law No. (2) of 2008 on food regulations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and putting public health at risk.

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The authority stated that the decision to close the establishments was made due to repeated violations. Both Al Amal Butchery and Al Ayham Meat Trading Butchery have been found to be violating food standards. There were cases of imported meat being sold falsely labeled as local produce, undermining consumer trust and compromising food integrity.

Additionally, the authority found cockroach infestations inside the premises, indicating serious non-compliance with hygiene and sanitation protocols, according to Arab media.

The authority urged community members to remain vigilant and report any violations at food facilities or any suspicions about the contents of the food. Individuals are encouraged to contact the toll-free number 800555 to report such concerns.


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