Up to AED 200,000 fine for flouting food safety rules in UAE


Those caught trading in "adulterated, rotten" or unsafe food in the UAE will face stiff penalties.

That’s according to the UAE Public Prosecution, which asserted that a three-month jail term and/or a fine ranging between AED 100,000 and AED 200,000 awaited violators.

"Article 14 (1) of the Federal Law No 10 of 2015 on Food Safety states: Without prejudice to any higher penalty that may be prescribed in another law, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of no less than three months and/or a fine ranging between AED100,000 and AED200,000, whoever trades, at any food stage, in adulterated, harmful or rotten food," the authority said in its Tweet.

The UAE authority regularly takes to its official social media handles to raise awareness about the federal laws.

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