The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is a strategic partner of SIAL Middle East
An internationally recognised food and agriculture organisation that contributes to the well-being of the community.
To develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector that ensures the delivery of safe food to the public and protects the health of animals and plants, while promoting sound environmental and food practices through cohesive and effective policies and regulations, quality standards, research and awareness.
As per a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Law No.2 of March 2005, ADFCA was established with a view to ensuring food safety, guaranteeing the quality of food for human consumption and conducting the necessary research and studies on safe food.
In April 2007, and as per Law No. 5 pertaining to the amendment of the original law, the Authority was empowered to issue rules, regulations and standards to streamline food items sold or offered for human consumption.
ADFCA consists of the following sectors:
- Corporate Services
- Food Safety and Livestock Health
- Strategic Planning and Performance Administration
- Policies and Systems
- Agricultural Affairs
- Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics.
The foundational vision in establishing ADFCA was the restructuring of the food regulatory system in line with international best practices followed in the field of food safety. Enhancing the quality of life for the people and contributing to the general well-being of society were among the principal goals behind the setting up of the Authority, even while ensuring a fine balance between consumer protection and commercial dynamism.