Abu Dhabi, May 03, 2023: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) said that it carried out inspections and audits on 26,214 products in markets across Abu Dhabi, including 24,091 during field inspections and 2,123 on online sales platforms in the first quarter of 2023.

Releasing a report on the performance indicators of the Council’s Consumer and Market Services Sector, QCC said that 4,896 measurement instruments and 312 product packages were verified spanning 7,800 commodities during the period.

The report said two products which have been withdrawn from international markets were recalled from Abu Dhabi markets, while three products were rectified during checks on a total of 1,456 commodities.

His Excellency Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of the Consumer and Market Services Sector said that QCC  is committed to ensure safety of products traded in the markets, and this is done by monitoring their conformity with the relevant specifications and technical regulations through sample examinations at the Council's laboratories.

He said the Council continuously strives to develop, improve and sustain its services by adopting and implementing the best-in-class international methodologies and practices, as well as through the optimal use of available resources. The Council also empowers employees and enhances their efficiency through training, effective planning, follow-ups and measurement of its services to increase product competitiveness and consumer safety and rights.

His Excellency said the results also indicate QCC’s commitment to ensure fair trade in Abu Dhabi with supervisory control over exports and imports of goods in cooperation with competent authorities. This also helps ensure the safety of products by making sure it does not contain substances that may pose a threat to health and safety.

The report said the Council’s eight QCC inspectors were awarded Judicial Enforcement Officer certificates by the Judicial Training Academy of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, while the status of about 18 inspectors were renewed after they cleared a two-month  basic training program for qualifying to judicial officers.

In line with the control programs of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, a campaign was carried out on pre-packaged Ramadan products from March 21-24 in Abu Dhabi across 13 markets, including over 6 in Abu Dhabi, 4 in Al Ain, and 3 in Al Dhafra. The campaign verified the quantity of pre-packaged products and their conformity with specifications. The campaign also covered verification of approved legal measurement units.


Update On7 Feb 2022
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