Dubai Intensifies Food Safety Inspections at supermarkets ahead of Ramadan

Dubai Municipality is intensifying its monitoring campaigns and inspection visits to ensure food safety and public health standards are upheld during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dubai Municipality ramps up inspection efforts for Ramadan food safety

The comprehensive campaigns cover various sectors, including Dubai's markets, commercial centers, food establishments, food preparation facilities, restaurants, hotels, hypermarkets, and supermarkets. Additionally, the scope extends to salons, beauty centers, smoking areas in cafes and restaurants, gaming and event areas, as well as labor cities and community markets across the emirate.

As part of its commitment to ensuring the highest standards during Ramadan, the municipality is closely monitoring compliance with safety regulations and food safety standards. This includes rigorous adherence to approved food safety protocols throughout the food preparation process, storage, handling, and cooking, with a focus on maintaining the quality and freshness of ingredients.

Sultan Al Taher, Director of the Food Safety Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized the significance of Ramadan preparations, particularly in monitoring food preparation establishments, communal kitchens, warehouses, food and consumer complexes, hotels, hypermarkets, and markets. The primary objective is to guarantee that all residents have access to nutritious, secure, and safe food adhering to the highest food safety standards.

To accommodate Ramadan, Dubai Municipality has adjusted the opening hours of key facilities, including those in Al Quoz, Al Lesili, Al Qusais, and Hatta. Operating hours during Ramadan will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday to Thursday, with Friday hours from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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