Amended UAE Food Law coming soon



Legislation presented to the Federal National Council in early April 2014 sets tough new penalties for “food safety offenders”. Penalties of imprisonment and fines up to Two Million Dirhams are proposed for those who deal in fake, harmful or rotten foods, and other fines for those foods which contain alcohol or pork products without prior approval. Although the draft law is yet to be released to the public, press articles suggest additional fines for misleading consumers through publishing false descriptions or using incorrect labels. There is also discussion of additional labelling requirements for genetically modified foods.




Melissa Murray

United Arab Emirates

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