Dubai Municipality launches mobile smart food testing lab

The lab at Global Village can test 100-150 food samples weekly
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Dubai Municipality has launched a mobile smart food testing laboratory at Global Village to help ensure food safety.

Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, CEO of environment, health and safety said: "The lab aims to cover the major events in Dubai and test the ready-made foods because their validity is short. The lab can be test 100-150 food samples weekly. It has been equipped with modern devices and machines to test microbial pollutants in food. In addition to that the work in the lab is done in smart ways that do not use papers and save time and effort in the process of food testing. Through this laboratory the result of the test can be issued in less than three days depending on the type of food and some test results can be announced in 48 hours.”

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The mobile lab will be studied with the aim of increasing such labs in the future with the potential for more to be added throughout Dubai.

A group of inspectors has been selected to monitor the lab, all with extensive experience in food inspection and good working relationships with the shops owners and the public.

Global Village CEO Badar Anouhy said: ““We are delighted to be the first leisure destination in the country hosting the Smart Lab, as a quality addition to our collaboration and partnership with Dubai Municipality, aiming to enhance the food safety of millions of our guests."

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