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OMG! Insects Have Been Found In A Popular Restaurant Chain In The UAE

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On Thursday a news article about a popular pizza joint in Abu Dhabi being shut down due to health violations had gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The articles and tweets stating that the restaurant is being shut down due to insect contamination and other health violations – had named the WRONG restaurant!

This led to a swarm of (no pun intended) tweets being posted by UAE residents, correcting the media on their error.

Whilst some residents are SUPER confused, other residents are setting the facts straight

Hey Upper-east siders, we smell gossip here xoxo

At least the facts have been set straight now, Pizzaro can breathe a sigh of relief

The Leopold’s of London branch in Abu Dhabi is being shut down by the ADFCA because they failed to meet the health regulations

The branch which is located at Al Raha beach at Al Muneera, Abu Dhabi is being shut down by the ADFCA (Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority) for committing MULTIPLE food violations.

During the inspections that were carried out in June, July and August the food and safety inspectors who went to examine the branch found insects in the kitchen and also found that the expiration labels on the food items have been meddled with.

The inspectors catching all their violations like…

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The resto got shut down after ignoring multiple warnings by the authorities

According to a report published by the Emarat Al YoumThamer Rashid Al Qasimi, the official spokesman of the ADFCA also stated that the person in charge of the cafeteria chain did not take actions to improve the hygiene standards despite numerous warnings by the authority.

Al Qasimi further added that the branch will remain temporarily closed until the management takes the necessary actions to revamp its standards and comply to the regulations, only then would they be able to resume operating as normal.

To report any other food and health violations in restaurants and cafes you can contact the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre on their toll-free number 800555

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