ABU DHABI // Insects and expired food caused the shutdown of a restaurant in Al Ain, according to the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.
Thamer Al Qasimi, from the authority, said that inspectors visited the Acacia Restaurant and BBQ in Al Fayda area in the city of Al Ain and warned its owners about violations.
He said that inspectors conducted several visits and issued warnings regarding the same type of violations, which include the spread of insects in the facility and expired food.
After restaurant owners failed to follow health regulations by removing the "health hazards", an administrative closure order was issued.
Mr Al Qasimi said that such an order remained effective as long as the violations were in place and the restaurant could only be allowed to resume its activity after improving its condition.
He said the move came in line with the authority's efforts to strengthen the fundamentals of food safety in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
He also called on community members to report any violations detected in any food establishment by calling 800555. “Our inspectors will take the necessary action to ensure the safety of all members of the community."