Food tasting and sampling may be conducted but exhibitors and visitors must strictly comply with safety policies implemented.
No food may be consumed in any walkway or aisle as face masks must be worn at all times.
Health & Safety Marshals will strictly enforce this policy and visitors are to be aware that a penalty fine of AED 3,000 will be applied for non-compliance.
Food sampling and tasting can be conducted only in designated areas.
Face masks may be removed for this purpose but reapplied as soon as practicable.
Social distancing of 2m per person should be strictly followed. Maximum capacity is therefore to be calculated on 4m² per person.
Live cooking is allowed however food must be served on an individual disposable platter, preferably consumed whilst seated and may not be removed from the sampling area.
If food is prepared at the stand, there should be provision to wash hands, to clean and disinfect equipment and food contact surfaces.
Where a visitor wishes to take a sample from the exhibition, say for laboratory testing or external review, the food sample must be individually packed. Note that perishable items may not be removed from the exhibition under any circumstance according to the food safety guidelines already well established.
Sampling areas must be cleaned and sanitized before the next guest is seated.
Please ensure visitors do not walk aisles, eating and not wearing face mask. Both visitors and the sample provider will be held responsible for non-compliance.
Only touchless water dispensers are permitted. Sealed bottled water will also be allowed on stands –these are available for purchase from EventPlus.
Advisory signage on recommended practices for social distancing and good tasting must be placed in stands that offer food sampling.
Frequent hand washing, especially after any interactions with surfaces that could be contaminated.
Disposable hand gloves must be used while handling open foods directly and replaced appropriately.
The above practices are in addition to current Dubai Municipality guidelines for food sampling. Further information listed in the Online Exhibitor Manual.