Closing a restaurant for “selling non-halal food and slaughtering sheep” without a license

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority issued a decision to administratively close the “Manila Beer Restaurant” facility in the Mussafah area in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority issued a decision to administratively close the “Manila Beer Restaurant” facility in the Mussafah area in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which holds commercial license No. CN-4092499, for violating Law No. (2) of 2008 regarding food in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the legislation issued thereunder, as well as dangerous to public health.

The authority explained that the food control report stated that the administrative closure decision came as a result of preparing non-halal food in the facility without obtaining the necessary permits, and using the same equipment and tools used to prepare halal food, in addition to controlling the practice of sheep slaughtering activity inside the kitchen without obtaining the necessary approvals and licenses for that. The handling of meat of unknown origin and without an identification card was seized in the facility, which negatively affects the level of food safety and consumer health.