UAE - The use of all kinds of roses and other flowers in preparing foods and beverages has been banned in Dubai as of July 14.
According to a circular issued by Dubai Municipality (DM), following a decision issued by the Food Safety National Committee, a notice has been issued to all food establishments advising them to stop using flower petals in their dining preparations.
Effective July 14, DM has banned the use of 'all kinds of natural roses and flowers in the [preparation of] food and beverages which are offered to the public, whether by adding to the food or for any decorative reasons'.
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