58 violating food, health and veterinary facilities seized in Ras Al Khaimah

The Ministry of Health in Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has announced that it has been conducting inspection and control campaigns on restaurants, kitchens, cafeterias, grocery, health and veterinary facilities in the emirate since the beginning of Ramadan until the day before yesterday. seizure of 58 infringing installations, during the conduct of 433 rounds of inspection and control.

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality’s Health Department director, Shaima Al Tunaiji, told Emirates Today that a plan has been developed to conduct targeted inspection campaigns on high-risk and high-demand facilities, especially in the early and evening hours, via inspection trips, systematically and planned and via sudden inspection trips.

She added that 150 rounds of inspections have been conducted in food establishments, including restaurants, kitchens, cafeterias and grocery stores since the start of Ramadan, leading to the seizure of 30 violating food businesses. seizure of 11 offending facilities.

She indicated that the six most prominent inspectors of the control department in food, health and veterinary facilities were checked, who were represented in non-compliance with personal hygiene, non-compliance with good storage standards, non-compliance with the provision of health cards to employees, and non-compliance with health requirements, as workers were caught working without health cards, in addition to not wearing uniforms intended for work and lack of concern for the cleanliness and sterilization of the facility. She stated that the municipality has breastfeeding and restaurant regulations in place regarding the provision of meals to consumers, including not allowing food products outside of restaurants, kitchens and cafeterias.

She explained that there are six conditions for restaurants and kitchens to provide iftar meals to fasting people, namely: compliance with health requirements and obtaining no objection from the Food Control Department, meeting preparation areas and transport vehicles with health and nutritional conditions, and adherence to health requirements related to controlling the temperature of meals during the preparation process. Meals, transporting and distributing them, and avoiding exceeding the facility’s capacity, indicated that the percentage of food companies committed to Ramadan health and nutrition standards since its inception reached 87%.

She added that inspection campaigns and inspection tours will continue intensively throughout the month of Ramadan at all sites, and surprise inspection campaigns will be conducted to ensure compliance of all sites with health and food standards to ensure the preparation and delivery of foodstuffs. that are fit for consumption, to maintain the health and safety of consumers and to ensure that they eat healthy products and meals.

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