Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi shut for violating hygiene conditions
An Indian restaurant has been closed down by authorities in the UAE for violating the mandatory hygiene conditions. Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant in Abu Dhabi's Al Khalidiya street was shut after it ignored several warnings issued by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). ADFCA spokesperson Thamer Al Qasimi said the management failed to provide expiry dates on food served, among other reasons. Here's more.
Unclean floors, ceilings, and equipment, lack of maintenance of lighting fixtures, and unclean refrigerators were among the major reasons behind the closure of the restaurant. Al Qasimi said the management also left food uncovered for long periods of time. Violating pest control conditions also led to the spread of insects in the food preparation area, in addition to hiring untrained employees.
"The restaurant management still failed to make the necessary adjustments to raise the hygiene standards, which could have a negative impact on public health and safety. The restaurant will remain shut until the necessary adjustments are made," the Khaleej Times quoted Al Qasimi as saying.