More than 1,500 kg of food destroyed in Bulgaria after inspections during holidays11 January 2017 | 11:15 | FOCUS News Agency
The inspectors with the agency have conducted 2,254 checks, some 430 of which were at production companies, 1,664 – at retail shops and eateries, and 184 – at wholesale warehouses, the press office of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency announced.
The most frequent violations detected include discrepancies connected with the building and equipment, offering food with passed expiration date, illegal sale of food (mostly of animal origin), wrong labelling, incorrect documents management, etc.
Inspectors with the District Directorate of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency in the coastal district of Burgas have found, confiscated, and destroyed 1,325 kg of dry milk with expired date of use. The inspectors in the town of Pazardzhik, on the other hand, confiscated nearly 100 kg of expired food products of animal origin.
In the districts of Plovdiv, Sofia District, and Stara Zagora authorities have found and suspended from market realisation 16.5 kg of raw animal products, which did not have the required documents, more than 15 kg of expired meat products, 13.6 kg of meat products without origin documents.
31 fines and 103 instructions have been issued during the food safety campaign.
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