Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

During 1st quarter of 2024, 99.12% of samples complied with food safety laws


The Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman (MPDA) has announced that 99.12% of food samples were compliant with food safety laws during the first quarter of 2024, in line with the strategic goal of enhancing food safety.

In this regard, Engineer Khaled Moeen Al Hosani, Executive Director of the MPDA’s Public Health and Environment Sector, asserted that concern for everybody’s health and safety is the MPDA’s most fundamental goal and a key pillar of its tireless work, as it develops plans and programs and carries out projects tailored to achieve the goals desired. The MPDA’s qualified food safety cadres spare no effort to ensure that food items conform to the State-approved specifications and regulations, he noted.

Eng. Al Hosani said that the ratio has increased compared to 97.79%, recorded in the same period in 2023, noting that implementing awareness initiatives, training and qualifying inspectors, obliging facilities to provide a qualified food safety official approved by the MPDA in every food facility, applying approved food safety systems, and holding quality sessions from the economic activities sectors of the Public Health Department, and consolidating shared collaboration with the supervisory and regulatory authorities at the State level in public health and food safety within e-systems and approved procedures, as well as involving the community in filing observations and complaints about food and health facilities via smart applications, played great part in increasing the ratio and achieving the desired goal.

The food laboratory has examined 2,127 food samples during the first quarter, using the latest devices and cutting-edge technologies to tighten control over food products in wholesale and retail food centers, food factories, and bottled drinking water stations, Al Hosani added.