Why Dubai Banned Flowers and Petals in Restaurant Food
The National Committee for Food Safety prohibits flowers, roses, and petals from being used as decoration or ingredients
21 July 2019
Flowers on restaurant dishes may be a popular trend, but it's on the chopping board now
According to a circular from the Dubai National Committee for Food Safety, restaurants across the emirate will no longer be allowed to serve flowers, roses, or its petals with food and drinks either as an ingredient or for decoration.
The call was issued to protect the quality and food safety of restaurant dishes.
All food establishments are required to comply with the new municipality circular immediately.
Types of edible flowers
Here's a list of edible flowers:
But do avoid using ones grown with garden chemicals.