UAE: Dubai Municipality announces food safety event

Dubai-MunicipalityDUBAI: Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality (DM), announced on Monday that the 9th Dubai International Food Safety Conference will be held on November 10-11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Lootah was addressing a press conference held in City Hall, DM Main Building, Deira.

This conference is organised by the Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality with support from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) and the Institute of Food Technologists.

“The global food supply is getting increasingly complex and it will only become more so over time. The increasing range of hazards and food safety challenges and reports of widespread food-borne illnesses and outbreaks worldwide clearly indicate that everyone has a role both as individuals and organisations to collaborate and collectively work to address these challenges.

“As the most anticipated event focused on food safety, the ninth edition of the conference aims to deliver high calibre discussions on how we can protect the highly complex and growing global food supply chain with innovation and a strong desire to change the way we do things to create a better future,” Lootah said.

“By positioning Dubai as a worldwide halal centre at the forefront of global halal food industry growth, Halal Food is expected to generate significant inward investment opportunities for major international businesses eying regional buyers, suppliers, logistics providers and storage and transport solutions,” Lootah elaborated.

Khalid Sherif, Director of Food Control Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “This new initiative represents an engaging, value-added proposition for our global network of food manufacturers and traders, and underlines the innovative vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development of Islamic Economy.”