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Sun 11 Nov 2007 02:23 AM

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Public warned against food health rumours

Public Health Department says online claims about harmful additives should be taken with pinch of salt.

Dubai’s Public Health Department has warned the public against believing rumours circulated online that certain foodstuffs contain harmful additives.

 “All food stuff flowing into the emirate of Dubai is subjected to scrutiny. Samples undergo tests at the central laboratory”, Wam reported the department as saying.

Khalid Mohammed Sherif, head of the department’s Food Control section said rumours circulated online or by SMS are often misleading and aimed at creating doubts about the quality of foodstuffs.

According to Sherif, public health is protected by safety measures taken by the civic body, which adheres to international specifications and standards.

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