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June 2016
Food Safety Rumors

​​We have got a call from a costumer about the decomposition of plastic cups because of putting hot drinks in it. This type of cups is risky for the consumers health, specially they are spread in the restaurants and cafeterias.


The Answer

 

​It has been trading this rumor since 7 years, then Dubai municipality coordinated with regulators in the country and Dubai Central Laboratory to organize the usage of the plastic cups for the hot and cold drinks. Where was prevented some types of plastic cups in serving the hot drinks. After that, it was accepted to use the plastic cups and this was after doing several tests according to the temperature range which does not constitute any risk for the consumer. Also, it has been issued circulars for the food establishments about the importance of using the cups depending on the temperature range. ​

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