An Introduction to PIC

Person-in-Charge (PIC) is the new initiative by Dubai Municipality Food Control Department to establish food safety ownership in every food business in the Emirate.

The Program will involve the training and certification of PICs in every food business. Details of the training courses are available via the PIC Qualifications menu on the left hand side of your screen.

The PIC in any food establishment will often be the person who has the overall responsibility for running that location during the entire time of operation.



If there are multiple shifts, the PIC will be responsible for the proper functioning of the establishment’s operation for their work shift. To see the requirements for your business click here.

The PIC is accountable to their employer and to Dubai Municipality for making sure that they and the employees on their shift are following effective policies and procedures for food safety.

Frequently asked questions about the PIC Program are available here. To view the formal Dubai Municipality announcement of PIC requirements, please click here.