Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mr. Yaqoob Al Balooshi, Director of Fresh Trade Department at Union Coop, revealed that the average amount of fresh fish products supplied to different branches of the cooperative in Dubai varies daily from 3 to 4 tons of local and imported fish. and Crustaceans. He points out that the fishing section of Union Coop is operating at optimum capacity, moreover, the fishing section in the new branches opened last year with an increase in local and imported fish types to meet the demands of buyers.
He added that between 120 and 150 types of local and imported fresh fish are supplied daily to the cooperative, such as sherry, safi, hamour, kanaad, bayah, nagroor, jash, khabat, qubab, salmon, shrimp, sea bass and different types of shrimp. .
And he said that the strategic locations of Union Coop branches scattered in various parts of Dubai, which is one of the unique family shopping destinations, are designed to meet the needs of citizens and residents with all kinds of fresh meats. , fish, vegetables and fruit at competitive prices through dedicated departments, which has contributed to an increase in demand since the beginning of this year 2022.
He pointed out that the Cooperative has provided a new method of packaging that helps preserve the quality of fish and maintain the temperature of grilled and cooked foods for a longer period of time, in addition to providing a new method of grilling alongside the oven at nominal prices, indicating that the fishmonger’s departments are concerned with offering services adapted to the desires and demands of Union Coop consumers, since the role of the Cooperative is not limited only to supplying high-quality products quality but also to provide additional free services such as cutting, cleaning and packaging while respecting health and safety standards and conditions.
He added that the cooperative also offers a frying service in addition to a barbecue service to meet all tastes according to flavors at symbolic prices per Kg through experienced chefs, because it is committed to providing constantly at the grill section the best international kitchen equipment, and is keen to follow the highest quality standards, whether in the fresh ingredients used or in other vegetable and spice ingredients to offer customers the Cooperative an exceptional tasting experience, in addition to providing the latest security systems known in the world.
In addition, he indicated that the Cooperative employs qualified managers who have good experience in the field of fishing, since 7 employees work in large branches on each shift, and in small branches 3 employees on each shift. work. Also, they are selected based on their experience and general knowledge of fish types and their handling to ensure that they are free from diseases and allergies due to their relationship with fish, ice and cooking, and they are trained periodically in training on how to receive fish and know the quality, storage, display, cleaning, cutting and broiling, table cleaning, equipment and tools cleaning and cutting to ensure the highest standards of safety, health and public safety.