UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai Municipality has organized several scientific and awareness programmes to echo the importance of implementing food safety procedures throughout the month, in view of the World Food Safety Day on June 7.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the Municipality has been working on promoting Dubai as one of the world’s most dynamic hubs in food trade by applying the best standards and measures in the field of food safety.
“These efforts fall in line with the directives of our wise leadership to provide all the features and facilities that ensure the well-being, happiness and safety of community members to solidify Dubai’s position as one of the best global destinations for work-life balance,” he said.
He noted that as a Municipality, they are keen to further develop food safety services through the integration of modern technology.
This will ensure that establishments adhere to hygiene and safety requirements and established guidelines in the transport, preparation, and supply of food products and related items.
“These form part of our responsibilities towards the community, partners, dealers, workers, and suppliers operating in this field, and support the Municipality’s vision to become a global pioneer in this regard,” Al Hajri added.
The Municipality has teamed up with the Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the Gulf States and Yemen to mark the 2022 World Food Safety Day.
World Food Safety day is celebrated annually since its inception in 2018 to promote food safety awareness.
The activities of World Food Safety Day include sending awareness tips via the FoodWatch platform to reach its more than 100,000 users in Dubai.
The municipality has also launched a campaign on social media platforms under “#FoodSafetyAwareness,” where food establishments will carry out activities to promote food safety among consumers and workers this month.
In the context of empowering entrepreneurs in the field of food, Dubai Municipality is organizing a series of workshops to foster innovation while applying best practices to ensure food safety – right from planning food projects to their launch.
According to Gulf News Report, Dubai is considered a pioneer city in adopting innovation in an attractive and sustainable competitive environment.
These workshops include sharing inspiring stories from Emirati and international entrepreneurs in cooperation with the Restaurants Business Group of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Meetings are also being organized to empower youth in cooperation with the Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy, which is the educational arm of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development.