​With regards to the rumors concerning white garlic from China, Dubai Municipality would like to clarify the following points​

The Answer

With regards to the rumors concerning white garlic from China, Dubai Municipality would like to clarify the following points:
  • The claims mentioned in the rumor are not based on any scientific references or official sources
  • “Methyl Bromide” is used to control insects and fungus found in agricultural soil and its health effects are limited to inhalation or skin exposure. Additionally, the Montreal Protocol of 1987 has called for a ban of this chemical as it contributes to ozone depletion
  • Dubai Municipality’s Food Safety Department has the expertise to inspect all imported and local food shipments to ensure that it is fit for human consumption