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Supermarket shut down for repeated food safety violations in Abu Dhabi

A view of the market shut down by the authorities.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) shut down "JAFCO Supermarket" in Abu Dhabi for violating the Law No.2 of 2008 regarding food safety in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the legislation issued pursuant thereto.

The Food Control Department at ADAFSA stated that the administrative closure had come as a result of repeated high-risk violations and the facility's failure to abide by the food safety requirements.

The inspectors reportedly monitored outbreak of insects in the facility, with lack of cleanliness of refrigerators, floors, and food and vegetable and fruits display areas, as well as improper storage of meat, which was found displayed for sale in a very bad condition and other violations.

Despite the successive inspection of the facility, the observations related to food health and safety requirements were not corrected. The facility received four fines and a final warning of administrative closure, but it failed to correct its conditions, ADAFSA said.

The administrative closure order will remain in effect until the violations are corrected and the facility meets all the necessary requirements to ensure the health and safety of food, the ADAFSA added.

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