The Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality has recently launched the iFood initiative. The initiative, which was announced during Gulfood 2013 is aimed at simplifying the procedures to get information related to the food safety and expanding the circle of spreading the requirements, procedures and guidance related to food safety in the emirate of Dubai by uploading these documents into a number of iPads. Eng. Khalid Mohammed Sherif, Director of Food Control Department, said: 'The iPad system will allow to send required data via email to many customers in same time ensuring the reach of information directly. It also helps to reduce use of papers saving a big amount of expenses on DM. The initiative is a part of DM's race towards the complete automation of services promoting its position as the leading government department in providing e-services,' he added.