By Staff writer
Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority said rumours are designed to harm certain brands
Residents in Abu Dhabi have been warned against circulating food-related rumours.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has also urged the public not to believe social media rumours about product demand during the current coronavirus crisis.
“It may lead to changes in the nutritional habits of consumers due to misunderstandings and lead them to make erroneous nutrition-related decisions,” the authority clarified.
According to the authority, “some rumours are intended to harm certain products and brands for competitive reasons. These are circulated among the public as misleading information or by publishing old news as new information”.
ADAFSA revealed that it carries out several programmes aimed at raising the awareness of consumers over food-related issues and responds to rumours on a “scientific basis”.
Consumers have been asked to contact the authority directly on the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre's toll-free number, 800555, to report any food rumours.