The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority has clarified that Somali bananas were not contaminated with worms as was falsely claimed.
Earlier, a video of bacteria-infested bananas went viral in the country.
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The Food Safety Authority said that the video indicated the presence of Helicobacter, a type of bacteria as the worms were not known to complete their life cycle inside big fruits.
Director of Communication and Community Service Department at the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Dr. Mohammed Salman Al Hammadi, said that the authority is committed to “verifying the health and safety of all food products present and displayed in the emirate’s markets, including all vegetables and fruits, whether imported or local, before allowing their circulation in the markets.” (AW)