Dubai Municipality has celebrated World Food Safety Day 2019, under the theme ‘Food Safety is Everyone’s Business’.
Sultan Ali Al Taher, Acting Director of the Food Safety Department, said the day was celebrated within the context of ensuring food safety in the Emirate of Dubai, and the intensive efforts to achieve the strategic objectives of the Municipality by enhancing confidence in food safety.
Al Taher said that this year’s theme is in line with the Municipality’s approach to have the participation of all stakeholders involved in food safety to implement an integrated system that ensures the provision of safe and high quality food in the Emirate of Dubai. “It is known that Dubai is the world’s largest food destination, as it is the most important food trade centre in the region, which imports food from around 200 countries and provides more than a billion meals a year to tourists who visit Dubai during their holidays,” he explained.
To strengthen its efforts, the Municipality has launched Foodwatch, a smart platform that brings together all parties in the food chain, including food establishments, service providers, and food suppliers. This predictive digital platform has facilitated the transmission of information between regulators, food establishments, service providers, and the public, which has contributed to enhancing transparency and realising the principle of shared responsibility for food safety.