The inspectors of the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) and ANAF checked, on Thursday, June 23, 87 vegetable and fruit warehouses in Bucharest and Ilfov and Dâmboviţa counties. Altered products, unhygienized storage spaces and improperly stored vegetables and fruits were found and 54 fines were issued, totaling 637,280 lei, ANSVSA said in a statement.
87 fruit and vegetable storage and marketing units were inspected.
The main deficiencies found:
- inadequate hygiene of storage and packaging spaces;
- improper storage (pallets with spoiled products next to those with appropriate products);
- spoiled vegetables and fruits and damaged packaging present in the storage space;
- improper traceability and labeling of vegetables and fruits;
- lack of self-control program for products of non-animal origin;
- non-existence of the recall procedure for non-compliant products;
- absence of records attesting to the health of the staff.
“During the inspections, samples were taken from lemons, peaches, carrots, quinces, apricots, hot peppers, bell peppers, bananas, apples, oranges, tomatoes, nectarines, grapes to determine the presence or exceeding the limits allowed for pesticide residues. . The samples taken will be analyzed in the veterinary and food safety laboratories in Bucharest and Constanţa “, ANSVSA also transmitted.
The irregularities found following the verifications were sanctioned with 54 contravention fines, in a total amount of 637,280 lei.
At the same time, a total quantity of 13,862 kg of vegetables and fruits (tomatoes, carrots, lemons and bell peppers) was seized, which was directed for neutralization.
Source From: Libertatea