To prevent contracting COVID-19, residents were warned not to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from unlicensed street vendors.
Food products sold on the streets by illegal vendors could be a health hazard since they are not subject to any regulatory standards or health measures, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) said per a report by Khaleej Times.
ADAFSA urged individuals and food establishments operating in Abu Dhabi to refrain from selling food products on public roads using pick-up vehicles or any other unauthorized means.
Officials reminded that selling food products requires a license from the authority.
Round the clock Inspections are being conducted to ensure the safety of all food products, including local and imported meat.
The safety measures include inspections at all abattoirs, shops and licensed sales centers, specifically to ensure they get a health certificate, a valid slaughter certificate and seals.
The ADAFSA recently launched a new awareness campaign to educate consumers about the dangers of dealing with illegal street vendors to support the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (CC)