Dubai has imported eight million tons of food during 2021 and re-exported 6.277 million shipments through all its ports, a Dubai Municipality press release revealed Thursday.
Food exports amounted to 3.272 tons to 157 countries last year after verifying their safety and compliance with food safety standards and requirements. This came after Dubai issued 78,812 food export health certificates.
Director of Food Safety Department in Dubai Municipality Sultan Al Taher said that these efforts comply with the municipality’s responsibility for the continued flow of food imports to Dubai’s markets and ensure the smooth flow of their passage through the ports following strict procedures, state news agency WAM reported.
“All food items must be registered within the regulatory system subject to the provisions of food control regarding local and imported foodstuff,” he added.
“This ensures that the food reaches the consumer within the approved standards and specifications and helps control the follow-up of food.”
According to Al Taher, all types of food are registered electronically through a global system that controls imported and locally produced foods in the emirate.