FOOD SECURITY AND VETERINARY STATE INSPECTION REVEALS VIOLATIONS IN ALMOST ALL CHECKED ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Noyan Tapan
April 1, 2008

YEREVAN, APRIL 1, NOYAN TAPAN. The Food Security and Veterinary State
Inspection of the RA Ministry of Agriculture carried out checkings
in 50 economic entities in Yerevan and 50 economic entities in
Armenian regions in March. Checkings of another 50 economic entities
in Yerevan and 74 in RA regions are underway at present. Noyan Tapan
correspondent was informed about it by Susanna Minasian, the Head of
the Inspection's Legal Provision and Information Department.

In her words, no violations were recorded only in one checked entity in
Yerevan, and violations were recorded in all of 50 economic entities
in the regions. According to S. Minasian, sale of overdue foodstuffs,
sale of foodstuffs without the respective marking, without certificates
or the respective technological orders are among the most frequent
violations.

Meanwhile it was mentioned that cases of sale of foodstuffs of organic
origin without the respective veterinary-sanitary expertise have
reduced in public catering entities lately.

According to S. Minasian, as a result of checkings carried out
in Yerevan 50 economic entities were subjected to administrative
liability. The total sum of the fines made 2m 700 thousand drams
(nearly 8700 USD).