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June 2016
Food Safety Rumors

​A rumor about the complacency inspectors of Dubai municipality in making sure about the safety of restaurants and stores, also saving the food in safe and correct way.

The Answer

Please be aware that recently a rumor about the complacency inspectors of Dubai municipality in making sure about the safety of restaurants and stores, also saving the food in safe and correct way. In implementation of the initiative, the news uncertainty, we have been communicating with the food control department and let us know the following:

It is very clear that the speak publication across the sites is a rumor because it was written in a very weak Arabic language, lack of objectivity and scientific method.
The rumor writer is trying to draws the attention for having the greatest number of fans. It seems that he quote the subjects from a case that happened in Sweden where a lady dead because of the reason which mentioned in the rumor. The evidence is the disease do not appear in the next day and do not leads to death after two days, the symptoms need long time to appear.
The disease which was mentioned in the rumor (Leptospirosis) is a disease that is related to the water ( according to the definition of the international health organization) which needs moist environment always. The rumor mentioned that the can is dry and the disease is not transmitted from infected animals.

Also, the food control department rest assured the public that control procedures which is applied on the food establishments considered as preventative measurements that prevent transmission of disease in general through the food by the following:

Food factories and drinks apply food safety system that ensure it in all stages of trading.
All stores, warehouses and establishments uncensored periodic.
Any food establishment should has insects and rodent control contract with accredited insects control establishment.
Soft drink cans covered with plastic that prevents the top of the can from pollution.
There is a specialized team in the food control department that pursuit the poisoning cases which are moveable by food and there is no condition in the record about the mentioned rumor.

​Accordingly, we would like from the public to not help in broadcasting these rumors and they should take the information from certified sources, also ignore the weak news. Moreover, trust the food supervision control and its ability to pursuit the developments and the fully preparation to deal with it.

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