Health authorities inspect worker kitchens
ADFCA has issued warning notices to unlicensed catering companies in the Western region
Health authorities in Abu Dhabi has launched an inspection campaign of all 340 kitchens in workers’ accommodations in the Western Region of the emirate.
The move by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) comes after the recent death of two people in a workers’ accommodation at Al Ruwais, although the health regulator insisted that the deaths were not caused by food poisoning.
The employer, who was not named by the authorities, cited cardiac arrest as the cause of death for both workers and the authorities also ruled out food poisoning.
The ADFCA has issued warning notices to unlicensed catering companies in the emirate, in order to givethem the chance to improve their status, but a decision to shut down their operations has not yet been made, according to the director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, Mohammad Jalal Al Reyaysa.
So far, around 225 kitchens have already been licenced to provide catering services, 99 are under consideration for licensing, and 16 are under construction. All the labour kitchens will be issued licences by the end of this year.