Dubai has set up an on-site laboratory to test the level of pesticide residues in the products sold at the emirate’s largest fruit and vegetable market.
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10 September 2020, 12:00 AM
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Dubai Fruits and Vegetable Market get an on-site lab that tests pesticide residues. The lab can conduct electronic tests of pesticide residues in foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits, milk, grains, spices, honey and rice.
Dawoud Al Hajri, director General of Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the new food testing lab of the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) in the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Warsan, the civic body announced on Monday.
In a statement, Al Hajri said that the new lab for tests and analysis of various samples enhances and ensures food safety, and the efforts made by the Municipality to improve the performance of its labs. It also contributes to controlling quality and safety in line with international standards.
“The DCL, which offers a number of tests that serve the food control system on the goods imported to the country, continuously monitors food in the outlets and markets,” said Al Hajri, who also praised the sophistication and accuracy of the analysis that detects pollutants.