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GCC Food Safety Week spotlights best practices in food preparation

Regulations are set but consumers must be vigilant, says Food Safety Awareness Officer

| | Apr 23, 2018 | 11:59 am
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Dubai, UAE, 23 April 2018: While the food industry abides by the strict rules and regulations implemented by government authorities, consumers must also exercise awareness with regard to best food safety practices, said Noor Abdelhalim Fadl Nasir, Food Permits and Control Officer, Dubai Municipality, against the backdrop of the GCC Food Safety Week, held recently, from April 15 to 19, in Dubai. Highlighting one of the activities developed in lieu of the event, Nasir said that Dubai Municipality set up a model kitchen with a variety of food safety tips for visitors. “They could open the fridge or the freezer,” she said, “to see how to store food or at what temperature the food should be stored.”

Further elaborating on food preparation practices, Nasir stressed that it is important to ensure the separation of raw meats from raw vegetables to prevent transfer of bacteria, as well as using different cutting boards and knives. She said, “These are small changes that could have a big impact on your life  and the safety of your family in your home, because at the end of the day that’s what matters. Dubai Municipality is here to ensure that you’re safe and your family stays safe.” Nasir said that Dubai Municipality also emphasises the importance of food safety among consumers when eating out.

Hannah Jo Uy is Features Writer at Climate Control Middle East magazine. She may be contacted at hannah@cpi-industry.com

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