'Boozy food' inspectors in Dubai
Published 22/03/2010 | 11:16
Dubai inspectors are looking for illegal alcohol, but this time inside sauces, soups and desserts.
Media reports said Dubai authorities plan to step up enforcement of a 2003 law prohibiting restaurants from using alcohol in food preparation.
Alcoholic drinks are widely available in Dubai and the 2003 law has been mostly disregarded.
But the latest move appears aimed at easing worries from Muslim restaurant-goers that no wine or liquor were used in preparing their meals.
Fines for violations can be up to £3,700.
Several Dubai chefs have argued that strict enforcement of the ban would compromise their dishes.
They are in talks with the municipality for less severe regulations.