293 Global Village Eateries Rated Excellent
Based on the evaluation conducted by the Dubai Municipality during the first three months of the winter season, 293 food outlets in the Global Village received excellent rating, while 102 got good.
Sultan Al Taher, Head of Food Inspection Section at the Dubai Municipality, pointed out that the inspection is continuing on a daily basis to make sure safety procedures are applied by the food establishments.
He said inspection visits are conducted daily on these establishments, at a rate of 2,065 visit per week, and 11,850 a month.
The working group in charge of checking the food outlets in the global village is divided into two teams, the first team conducts checking on vehicles carrying raw food before entering the village during the morning shift, and the other team is specialised in taking random samples and inspection of food offered to visitors.
“The municipality is conducting daily checks on food kiosks, restaurants and other food establishments operating in the village. We also conduct surprise inspections on these stalls and take the necessary corrective actions,” he said.
Al Taher explained that the monitoring and checking are aimed to provide safety and security for Global Village visitors. “It is done with prior coordination between the Global Village management and the Food Safety Department at the municipality, in order to provide standards for food activities according to the municipality requirements. This has helped the food establishments comply with the requirements and getting a high evaluation,” he said.
“No food which is cooked outside is accepted in the Global Village. The restaurants prepare these foods inside the village, as the kiosks are given permits for the preparation of food inside,” he said.
He pointed out that the Food Safety Department make the food establishments, especially restaurants comply with the need for the presence of a hygiene supervisor during food preparation to ensure the safety of food products.
Al Taher said that the municipality had organised induction workshops on the importance of food safety for 123 Emirati food enterprises in the village. The workshops were conducted in cooperation with Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises and the management of Global Village before the start of the season, explaining that Global Village cater to more than five million visitors during the season.