Dubai star rating system will honour restaurants for sustainable practices. Rating system will recognise eateries for best practices in food safety, sustainability, quality
26 November 2021, 12:00 AM
31 December 2021, 12:00 AM
Restaurants in Dubai will be recognised for their best practices in the form of a new award, or rating system, called Dubai Star.
Dubai Municipality launched the star-rated system this week saying it will assess and award restaurants based on how well they apply methods that promote the use of safe, healthy and high-quality food.
Restaurants will be evaluated through four main themes: Food safety and quality, food quality standards, sustainability, and social responsibility.
The rating will be provided after a comprehensive assessment by a "professional and multidisciplinary team", the Dubai Municipality said.
The scheme encourages restaurants to implement the "highest standards necessary for a better future".
The scheme was launched on the sidelines of the 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC).
Noted as the first global rating of its kind, Dubai Star will encourage chefs and restaurateurs to think deep about the impact their food will have not just on the customer, but on global food security as a whole.
Speaking at the conference, Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said there is a critical need to ensure a balance between safety, production and consumption.
He also mentioned that sustainable food systems are at the heart of Dubai’s future vision for food safety.