Abu Dhabi Food Safety Authority Shuts Down "Royal Catering Services" for Violations

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority has issued an administrative closure decision against "Royal Catering Services," situated in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra, Ghayathi.

Administrative Closure Over Public Health Hazard

The facility faced this stringent action for violating Law No. 2 of 2008, pertaining to food in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and associated legislation. The closure decision was made in response to the facility's threat to public health.

Confirmed E. Coli Poisoning Incident

The authority made it clear that a confirmed case of poisoning associated with the E. coli bacteria was what led to the administrative closure decision. People who ate a meal of white bean salad and meat tainted with E. coli bacteria were involved in the incident. This significant health risk led to the decisive response of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority.

Closure Duration and Compliance Requirements

The administrative closure order will persist until the facility rectifies the violations and fulfills all necessary requirements to ensure the health and safety of its food offerings. This underscores the authority's commitment to safeguarding public health and maintaining rigorous adherence to food safety standards.

Inspection Efforts to Strengthen the Food Safety System

The authority emphasized that administrative closure decisions and the disclosure of observed violations are integral to inspection efforts aimed at fortifying the food safety system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This proactive approach emphasizes the authority's supervisory role in ensuring that all establishments, regardless of their nature and food products, adhere to stringent food safety requirements.

Periodic Inspections for Stringent Compliance

To ensure continuous compliance with food safety requirements, all establishments undergo regular inspections by the authority's inspectors. This systematic approach reflects the authority's commitment to upholding the highest standards of food safety across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

A Public Call to Report Violations

The Authority extended an appeal to the public, urging individuals to report any observed violations in food facilities or express doubts about the contents of a food item. Concerned citizens can contact the Abu Dhabi Government at the toll-free number 800555. This collaborative effort ensures that the Authority's inspectors can take swift and necessary action, reinforcing the collective commitment to providing safe and wholesome food for all members of society in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The administrative closure decision stands as a firm testament to the proactive measures in place to protect public health and underscores the unwavering dedication of regulatory bodies to maintaining a robust food safety system in the region.

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