x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority ups arsenal in battle against pathogens

Food safety in Abu Dhabi is set to improve after the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority brings in new equipment to its research laboratories.

Food-safety standards in Abu Dhabi will be improved after the emirate's Food Control Authority added equipment to its research laboratories yesterday.

The authority acquired tools to improve methods of detecting pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasma.

The labs are now equipped with a fluorescent microscope that uses natural and ultraviolet lighting to detect plant pathogens that will have a "positive impact on pests with serious economic consequences for agricultural production", a spokesman for the authority said.