‘No cancer causing potato chips sold in UAE’




Abu Dhabi: No carcinogenic potato chips have been found in local market and such information spread on some social media are mere rumours,  a senior official told Gulf News on Monday evening.

“We received some enquiries that whether a potato chips of Pringle brand contained any carcinogenic elements.  After due investigations, we confirmed that the information was a rumour spread on social media,” said Mohammad Jalal Al Raisi,  Director of Communication and Community Services at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).

He said samples of all food products in the market undergo regular laboratory tests and no unwanted elements have been detected in any potato chips being sold in the country.

If the authority finds any contaminated products,  the product will be recalled and an alert will be issued through media immediately,  he said.

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