Dubai: New food import channel to make groceries cheaper, fresher
04 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai is introducing a new green channel for food imports to make it faster and easier for eatables to reach markets. The new channel will also potentially make groceries cheaper in the city.
The announcement came at the Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC) by Dubai Municipality (DM), which explores future directions in food safety and security.
According to experts, the Green Channel initiative will use innovative technology and data analytics to reduce the time needed to inspect and release food when they are imported into the city, without compromising its safety. This will drive down overall operational costs, make food items cheaper and give fresher produce to customers.
Moreover, inspectors can use artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to remotely inspect food, thereby increasing the speed and efficiency of inspection.
The green channel will make it easier for those adhering to food safety rules to get their imports into the market.
Dawood Abdul Rahman Al-Hajiri, Director General of DM said, “It is a channel we have established between us and companies that import food to bring eatables into the country easily and quickly.”