Dubai: Dubai Municipality has conducted more than 350 field inspections in the canteens of both public and private schools across Dubai.
These inspections were held to verify their adherence to the food safety standards of the Emirate and to ensure they were following all necessary precautions and health regulations.
This effort aligns with the Municipality’s dedication to maintaining the highest food safety standards in educational institutions, ultimately enhancing the well-being and quality of life for students.
The periodical inspection campaigns conducted in school canteens aim to ensure observance of food safety standards and store food in ideal conditions.
#DubaiMunicipality strengthens its inspections on school cafeterias in #Dubai to ensure they follow proper health practices, including food sales, preparation, storage, and transportation. This maintains student health and guarantees food safety. pic.twitter.com/yK2FpTuHVS
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In addition, the Municipality also ensures that the preparation and preservation of food are done at appropriate temperatures and that vegetables and fruits are thoroughly cleaned before being placed in boxes.
The inspections are also focused on evaluating canteens for their compliance with health requirements and promoting the highest standards of personal and public hygiene across educational institutions.
It granted permits for supplying food, verified the school’s commitment to adhering to the food manual, and sold approved food items to ensure that students get safe and nutritious food.
Furthermore, the campaign seeks to ensure that workers are instructed on the standards and conditions of safety and hygiene to guarantee excellent public health and food safety for students.
In line with its annual initiative, ‘Our schools are healthy and safe’, Dubai Municipality carried out inspections in over 500 educational and commercial institutions across Dubai, focusing on the trade of school supplies.
Under the initiative, the Municipality has been preparing for the new academic year 2023-2024 and has made efforts to implement campaigns at regular intervals to ensure the highest level of safety and public health standards in educational institutions across Dubai.