The UAE’s Federal National Council has approved a draft Food Safety Law. Under the law, companies who provide schools and other education institutions with food which doesn’t meet the relevant health standards will be fined between 50,000 and 300,000 AED. People in these establishments will be held responsible for providing or selling substandard food products and will be fined between 10,000 and 50,000 AED. Individuals and institutions who violate food data card requirements for healthy food, don’t adhere to healthy food supplements or don’t follow the rules for providing alternative healthy nutritional options will be fined between 10,000 and 50,000 AED.
Those who publish or broadcast health advertisements which don’t comply with the relevant rules and requirements will be fined between 50,000 and 150,000 AED. The law is aimed at promoting food safety and healthy eating with consumers. Full story