Abu Dhabi: Two restaurants in Abu Dhabi have been ordered closed by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) for failing to meet the set health and hazard standards, the authority announced on Wednesday.

In its statement, the ADFCA said the management of the two restaurants — Mega restaurant, in Musaffah Industrial Area, and Dream Star restaurant, on Hamdan Street — had failed to improve their conditions after previous inspections found them in violation of health standards.

ADFCA added that the restaurants would be able to reopen once they addressed their violations, which included poor cleanliness levels and not storing food properly.

Separately, the ADFCA on Wednesday announced that they had carried out an inspection campaign that targeted school canteen food suppliers in Abu Dhabi. The campaign, which has been organised under the slogan of ‘Health of young generation is our responsibility’, is aimed at ensuring the food suppliers adhere to regulations set forth by ADFCA.

ADFCA said that their inspection teams visited 31 food supply establishments in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region. Warning slips were given to 14 establishments, and 24,600kg of food products were destroyed as they were found unfit for consumption.

Thamer Al Qasimi, acting director of Communication and Community Service Division, commenting on the inspection campaign, said: “During these inspections, general cleanliness, way of refrigeration, cooking, cleaning and storage of food came under strict scrutiny of the inspectors. ADFCA team checked if the establishment is keen on buying food products from only approved sources, and what is their level of precaution in order to check cross-contamination.”