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UAE food safety rating increased 24 percent in three years

Staff Writer |
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has announced that the food safety rating in the UAE has increased 24 percent in the last three years to reach 98 percent in 2016 compared to 74 percent in 2013.

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This is a result of combined efforts between the Ministry and the local authorities in issuing the federal law regarding the food safety, unifying the vision, mission and strategy of the food safety in all emirates.

The law is applying a unified manual for monitoring imported food, training employees in food establishments and using a state-of-the-art electronic inspection system.

In addition, MOCCAE and its strategic partners implemented a project in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in order to promote food safety and enhance consumer confidence in the food safety in line with the UAE national agenda 2021. The project resulted in creating a world class sustainable system to enhance food safety at the national level.

In early 2015, MoCCAE received an international certification from the FAO for its success in a project to strengthen food safety in the country, launch of a strategic indicator on the food safety rating and the outstanding achievements that contributed to improving the food safety indicator to rise from 74 percent in 2013 to 84 percent in 2014.

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