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The Gulf Today, September 16, 2013

Civic body issues directory on fish and marine items

September 16

DUBAI: The Food Control Department at Dubai Municipality has issued a comprehensive directory for the inspection on fish and marine products. It concerns the matters relating to the specifications of fish in accordance with the decree.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the city of Dubai has a large market that imports huge amounts of fish and re-exports it abroad. The fishery is one of the key sources of economy in the UAE.

He noted that the directory is an important reference for those interested in identifying the types of fish in local markets and the validity detection methods. It explains the specifications and conditions, as well as the safety requirements and quality of fresh fish and marine products. 

The quality control procedures to ensure access of healthy and safe food to consumers and the help to preserve the fisheries were also included in the directory.

Such a directory is applied in all institutions that trade in fish and marine products, whether fresh or chilled, and markets where fish and marine products are sold in Dubai.

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