UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

The National – Caline Malek

DUBAI // The municipality is working with 10 of its major food exporters to make sure the food they send next year is safe and properly labelled.

About 90 per cent of the UAE’s food is imported, posing a significant challenge to authorities wanting to impose a uniform set of labelling and safety rules.

Imports are often poorly labelled, especially from countries with rules that do not include Arabic labelling or require details such as country of origin or expiry dates.

Now the municipality will work with authorities in India, Thailand, Brazil, China, Australia, the US and the UK, which sell the UAE food products.
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