Tuesday, April 7 2020 16:47
Ani Mshetsyan

Georgi Avetisyan: Armenian Food Safety Inspection Body continues to  follow the recommendations of the commandant`s office

Georgi Avetisyan: Armenian Food Safety Inspection Body continues to  follow the recommendations of the commandant`s office

ArmInfo. The Food Safety Inspection Authority of Armenia continues to follow the recommendations of the commandant's office. This was announced on April 7 by  head of the Body Georgi Avetisyan .

<Our inspectors visited about 500 food distribution organizations in  Yerevan, and about 3,600 in the regions. Monitoring was also  conducted in food courts operating in the territory of the republic>,  Avetisyan emphasized.

He noted that discussions were held with employees about the need to  disinfect surfaces, food baskets, door handles. There was also a need  to ventilate the premises, use alcogels, observe personal hygiene  rules, shopkeepers were urged not to create lines, to prohibit  employees with coughing, weakness and fever from going to work.

 <In some areas, employees went around to prevent street trading. In  Armavir, checks were conducted at the Beimandar market and 15  employees who did not have gloves and masks were banned from trading.   The next day, disinfection was carried out on the market and all  employees had gloves and masks>, he said. 

Avetisyan noted that the bypass was carried out in 18 markets, most  of which are not functioning. Others are functioning, but not in  full. The number of visitors has also decreased in the markets.  <Also, the monitoring of products imported and exported to Armenia in  March from 2019-2020 was carried out.  Imports and exports of some  goods decreased, while others increased. A working group was created  to monitor the online sale of products>, the latter noted.

As a result of the checks, it turned out that two food courts in the  Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik regions continue to work in full, and  after the checks, the latter switched to the delivery mode. "The  hotline received 26 calls in March and another 18 in April," head of  the Food Safety Inspection Body of Armenia Georgi Avetisyan  concluded. 

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