Dubai Municipality’s Executive Director of the Department of Food Safety, Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, stated the credibility of the rumour ” that claims the existence of carcinogens in Vimto ” comes under question considering it has not come from official sources.
Responding to the chatter on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and even WhatsApp, the Food Safety Department with Dubai Municipality has debunked the rumour that claims the existence of carcinogens in Vimto.
Al Awadhi stated the rumour mongering is preying on the weak style of ” scaring consumers with the existence of carcinogens in food “, adding that Food Safety Department has already addressed such stories in the past, in the days preceding the month of Ramadan.
He further explained that Vimto’s existence on the shelves is based on scientific facts regarding additives, and its safety is within the approved boundaries of local, regional and international bodies.
He stressed that the department is keen on the safety of all food products in the Emirate of Dubai, and called decent audience to not pay attention for such news and rumors, which are active in specific seasons infested with consumption of the product.