In Al Ain, a dairy factory was closed by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) after the authority found that it has violated the food and safety code on more than one occasion.

On Monday, the ADAFSA has issued a circular ordering to temporarily shut Al Alamia Dairy and Juice Factory of commercial license number IN-1001188, located in Al Ain Industrial Park of Al Ain city.

The authority took the extraordinary decision to close the factory because it violated Law No.2 of 2008 regarding food in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. As per department’s Food Control Report, the factory was given a warning for more than one time to the closure and had failed to comply with the health and safety code, said Thamer Al Qasimi, director of Communications and Community Services Department at ADAFSA.

In spite of several warnings the factory failed to take any corrective measure and was unable to prove its commitment in maintaining a standard of health and hygiene. In 2018, the ADFSA had given three final warnings and confirmed that the closure “will continue until the violations are rectified, and will reopen once the conditions are met”.

Al Qasimi pointed out that the “factory closure comes within the framework of the inspectors’ efforts to strengthen the adherence of food safety rules in the emirate of Abu Dhabi”. The public was requested by him to complain about any food safety violation by contacting the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre by dialing 800 555, the toll-free number.

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