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Unhygienic practices caught on cam forces closure of Sharjah Restaurant

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Jul. 08, 19 | 4:21 pm

An online video of a restaurant in Khor Fakkan in Sharjah that showed a shawarma stand placed in a bucket on the floor became viral that eventually caused the closure of the restaurant.
 
The unhygienic practices of kitchen staff were caught on cam caused alarms not just to the restaurant goers but also to the netizens who wathced the video.
 
The video has already made its rounds on social networking sites in the UAE, as per a report from Gulf News. 
Apart from the shawarma stand on the bucket, pieces of raw chicken stored in other buckets were also seen on the kitchen floor.
 
Khor Fakkan Municipality Director Fawzia Al Qadi stated that the Department of Economic Development closed the restaurant following a complaint led by the municipality with the police as well as to the concerned health officials.
 
The report further stated that the town of Khor Fakkan, which lies under the jurisdiction of the emirate of Sharjah, follows a strict food code and standard of hygiene as issued by Sharjah Municipality.
 
Here are some of the possible violations regarding the health and safety code and their respective fines under Sharjah Municipality:
· Dh2,500: Exposure of drinking water in the food establishment from a contaminated source.
· Dh500: Lack of cleanliness of the external environment of the site.
· Dh500: Failure to provide sterilizers for tools, utensils and surfaces that come into contact with food.
· Dh500: Lack of storage containers required for business activities.
· Dh400: Failure to clean fridges and freezers properly.
· Dh350: Unclean washrooms.
· Dh250: Lack of storage containers required for business activity or failure to clean them properly.

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