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Food Safety Rumors

burning manufactured potato chips

burning manufactured potato chips

The management of food safety confirms the invalidity of what was circulated in the video of burning manufactured potato chips that went on social media. Burning and flaming of potato chips is a natural reaction of the combustion of carbohydrates, oils and salt contained in the product, and does not indicate that the product contains chemicals that affect consumer's safety. 
We ask people not to circulate any videos or news without relying on authorized scientific references. Consumers should not doubt the safety of food products, as regulatory authorities take all necessary procedures to ensure food safety at all stages of manufacturing, and Dubai Municipality sends all food products for sampling and laboratory testing.
Consumer Protection & Safety is the most important objective of food safety management. Please contact Food Safety Department to obtain the correct information from the source based on scientific references, and based on the approved international standards.

The Answer

In response to a viral video on social media, showing a worker pouring Omani Halwa in a container that then melts. The Food Safety Department of DM confirms to the public that it applies the best international practices with all of its inspection operations; including the implementation of an integrated system for controlling these products from the adoption and registration stage and through conducting tests in globally accredited laboratories. 

DM also sets regulations to ensure the safe use of packaging materials and all materials touching food are according to the purpose for which the materials were made for.

It is known that there are different classifications of plastic materials used with food depending on the temperature range, type of food, preserving methods and other factors that are taken into account when dealing with food contact materials. 

DM calls upon the public to communicate through its various channels to fight rumors and obtain the correct information from specialists.