UAE: UAE keeps a firm eye on food safety

The National

By Ola Salem

images-1ABU DHABI // Monitoring imports and locally produced food is not the job of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, its chief said yesterday.

For halal food, foreign butchers and Islamic corporations were checked to ensure safety and Sharia compliance. In the past two years, 21 visits to 17 countries have been made by the minister’s team.

He said changes would soon be made to the system of providing halal certificates worldwide.