(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Getting tougher on erring food outlets, the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has nabbed 1,062 outlets in August.
The erring shops were part of 1,113 food and health institutions inspected at different areas of the emirate in August this year, according to a top official.
Shaimaa Al Tunaiji, acting manager of the public health department, said that 335 inspection campaigns were carried out in August.
"Only eight cosmetic items were confiscated for being expired or unfit for human consumption, while no food products were seized."
She added that violators will not be tolerated as it is related to people's health and food and health institutions across the emirate will be monitored regularly.
Al Tunaiji said hefty fines, along with temporary or permanent closure shall be forced against erring institutions. Though none of the erring shops were shut down, 32 of them were issued warning letters. "The erring 1,062 outlets were fined Dh33,900," she added.
Staff inspectors also impounded one vehicle for being nabbed while selling food on the street.
Al Tunaiji urged public not to "cooperate with street vendors, who are mostly coming from nearby emirates, as they were not licensed, fail to meet due health conditions, posing a grave risk to people's health."
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