Maxi blitz of the Nas in ethnic clubs. In May, there were 1,155 inspections that led to the ascertainment of irregularities in 506 structures (equal to approximately 43% of the controlled objectives), as a result of which 700 tons of food products (fish, meat, vegetables, etc.) were seized, 490 operators in the sector were reported to the judicial and health authorities and over 740 administrative sanctions were contested for a total value of over 600 thousand euros. The Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Health, in concert with the Ministry of Health, carried out a control campaign throughout the national territory in order to verify the regularity of the catering and food and wine preparation facilities essentially attributable to cultures of non-European countries , as well as the related supply chain of ethnic food raw materials. The checks aimed at ascertaining compliance with the procedures for preparing, storing and administering food, the hygienic and structural state of the catering premises and the retail and food storage establishments. . Particular attention was paid to maintaining the cold chain, in relation to raw foods to eat, and to the import and distribution channels of foodstuffs and raw materials from foreign countries, managed by wholesale and warehousing companies. and transport. Among the criticalities found were found foods in a poor state of conservation, preventive procedures of company self-control unnoticed or even never prepared, use of foods with labels not in Italian or lacking information useful for reconstructing their traceability. The 700 tons of food products (fish products, meat products, vegetables etc …) seized because they are unsuitable for consumption as they are untraceable, in a bad state of conservation and with irregular labeling, for a commercial value of approximately 3 million euros. during the course of the activities, the use of unauthorized warehouses for the storage of products, kitchens kept in poor sanitary conditions, environments lacking the minimum health, structural and safety requirements for workers, which led to the application of measures of closure or suspension of the activity of 35 commercial enterprises, whose economic value amounts to over 7 million and 300 thousand euros. In Livorno the Nas have seized 20 tons of ethnic foods without traceability (due to lack of mandatory information on the label and in Italian language) found at a wholesaler located in the province of Lucca legally represented by u A citizen of Chinese origin. At the same time, the immediate closure of the entire room (with a commercial value of € 2,000,000) was arranged where, during the check carried out, precarious sanitary and structural conditions were found due to the presence of widespread dirt in all environments as well as damaged flooring in several places. The same Nucleo reported to the Health and Administrative Authority the legal responsible of Chinese origin, of a typical Japanese cuisine restaurant in Follonica (Grosseto) for having kept the premises of the activity (laboratory and food storage) in poor sanitary conditions and prepared, for serving to customers, raw fish without complying with legal procedures (lowering the temperature of the food for not less than 24 hours). Seized 1,000 kg of untraceable food and ordered the immediate closure of the ethnic business with a commercial value of 600,000 euros. In Ancona the Nas denounced a Pakistani, a lawyer responsible for a resale of ethnic food located in Fermo, for having detained, for marketing purposes, a total of 650 kg of vegetable, meat and fish products, stored in four freezers which were found to have been switched off when checked. The goods, in the process of deterioration, with a total value of 7,000 euros, were seized and administrative sanctions were raised against the owner of the activity for a total amount of over 8,000 euros. legal representative, of Pakistani origins, owner of an ethnic restaurant located in the province of Como for having held, in a bad state of conservation, 250 kg of food also with the addition of chemical dyes without observing the rules prescribed for their use. In this circumstance, management shortcomings were found attributable to non-compliance with self-control procedures in the field of food hygiene and violations relating to the mandatory indications for the sale of non-prepacked products were reported. The activity was immediately closed until the detected non-conformities were resolved.I Nas of Salerno, closed an ethnic food sale business, located in the province of Salerno, legally represented by an Indian citizen, where in the course of an inspection revealed bad hygienic-sanitary conditions such as the presence of rat droppings on the work surfaces, on the flooring and on the display shelves of the food products on sale; rudimentary traps for mice, cobwebs and previous dirt in all environments were also found inside the room. Seized 7.6 quintals of food products (flour, semolina, rice, sugar, spices, tomato juice and potatoes), including some packages gnawed by rodents. The value of the measures adopted amounts to 200,000 euros. The Nas of Parma have denounced the owners, of Pakistani origin, of two ethnic food depots in Reggio Emilia, for having held food in a poor state of conservation. Specifically, in both rooms various ethnic foods were found (legumes and spices), packaged in bags of 25 kg each and found to be invaded by rat droppings, animals present at the time of the inspection, as well as stored in environments lacking since sanitary point of view due to the presence of cobwebs and widespread dirt. A total of 720 tons of food seized and, for both deposits, the immediate suspension of food packaging activities was ordered until the prescriptions issued by the local health authority intervened. ethnic food conducted by an Indian citizen, located in the province of Bologna, it was ascertained that in the storage warehouse there were several pallets of bakery products, including Indian bread, biscuits and vegetable preserves, with the tmc expired and contaminated from mouse droppings. Therefore we proceeded to the seizure of kg. 5,300 of food products (worth 100,000 euros) and the suspension, given by the competent Health Authority, of the entire food product packaging activity. province of Aosta, for not having informed customers about the administration of originally frozen foods. Seized 600 kg of various foods (meat products, fish, stuffed pasta and vegetables) for a total value of 4,500 euros The Nas of Palermo denounced the owner of Chinese origin of an ethnic restaurant in Palermo for having detained kg 95 of fish products and 165 kg of soiled and poorly preserved meat products, part of which were still not eviscerated and showed evident signs of recent illegal slaughter. The aforementioned foods, worth a total of € 6,000, were seized and the lack of traceability of the products, the absence of the health registration of the “kitchen” room, resulting in poor hygienic conditions, and the failure to implement the procedures for self control. High administrative penalties for a total of 7,500 euros The Nas of Pescara during the checks carried out at two ethnic catering businesses (kebab sales), legally represented by citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh, both located in Pescara, were found to have serious sanitary deficiencies (presence of creepers and traces of rodents), structural and technological, and the failure to apply the self-control plan and the traceability and traceability procedures of processed and administered foods. A total of 500 kg of food of animal origin was seized and both activities were immediately suspended until the non-conformities found were removed.
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