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Bakery in UAE shut down after baker licks finger and touches bread – News

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All products were confiscated after municipality received the complaint.

A bakery in UAE has been shut down for flouting hygiene rules after a baker was caught on camera touching a piece of bread after licking his hand.

The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) shut down the bakery on Monday after one of its workers was caught on video licking his finger and touching the bread as he prepared the bread.

The Sharjah Municipality had also confiscated all the products from the bakery after the authority got the video. The municipality also suspended the bread baking process at the eatery.

A top official at the civic body said a team of inspectors was sent to the bakery in a residential area to carry out the seizure. The municipality has informed the Sharjah Economic Development Department, which is the only body in the emirate authorised to issue shutdown orders.


According to legal advisor and lawyer Mohamed Bouharoun, as per Article 372 of the Federal law stipulates that the defendant shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or by a fine not exceeding Dh20,000

Penalty for coronavirus positive offender

The lawyer said if the offender is coronavirus positive, then the text of Article 34 of Federal Law No 14 of 2014 regarding controlling communicable diseases will be implemented. It states that any person, who knows that he has a serious infectious disease, intentionally indulges in behavior that results in the transmission of the disease to others shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of 5 years and a fine of between Dh50 and Dh100,000. This penalty will be doubled if the offence is repeated.

Afkar Abdullah

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