Food Establishments Told to Install CCTV in Sharjah

Sharjah Municipality has made it mandatory for all restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, public kitchens, bakeries, and food manufacturers to install CCTV cameras inside their establishments, especially in areas where the food is cooked. The establishments have been given maximum six months to meet the requirement. Violators will face hefty fines and penalties. The director-general of Sharjah Municipality, has said that the move comes as part of the municipality’s efforts to tighten control over food makers and methods used in preparing food. Routine inspections will be carried out by the food control department to ensure compliance of health requirements and preventive measures for Covid-19 are followed. There are also specific regulations on the cameras themselves. For example, the storage capacity of these cameras should not be less than six months. The footage should be captured in a way that it enables food inspectors to view recordings clearly. In addition, establishments must not delete the files without approval from the food control department of the public health department. Full story

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