Dubai Municipality intensifies food safety measures in school canteens

Sun 02-09-2018 16:33 PM

DUBAI, 2nd September, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Municipality has intensified food control measures in school canteens, strictly implementing all procedures to ensure the safety of student’s food, with the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Sultan Ali Al Taher, Acting Director of the Food Safety Department in Dubai Municipality, emphasised the efforts exerted by the Food Inspection Section in the Municipality to ensure a healthy and safe food environment in all public and private school canteens.

“The public schools coordinate and deal with approved food companies that provide food products for school canteens. Private schools coordinate with approved food companies and also prepare some food in the school kitchen, which requires a different control measure on these kitchens, similar to the control systems of food establishments to ensure the commitment of these kitchens to the approved conditions,” said Al Taher.

He added that schools must have a contract with licenced catering companies in Dubai to supply them with foodstuff, and ensure that they comply with all hygiene requirements and that there are no serious violations during the last inspection.

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