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Hygiene blitz for food industry

Workers in Abu Dhabi to have compulsory training as part of drive to raise hygiene standards in emirate.

Food industry workers will have to receive compulsory training in food hygiene from Sunday as part of a programme implemented by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.

The measures aims to ensure that cafes, restaurants and other food outlets observe the highest hygiene standards, when the courses start this morning, UAE daily The National reported on Sunday.

Staff will be trained in how to handle food correctly, with the authority aiming for everyone working in the industry to be trained by 2012.

Companies that do not ensure their staff have the certificate face the risk of fines, although no sums have been disclosed.

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