YEREVAN, December 23. / ARKA /. Armenia’s State Food Safety Service said today it has doubled efforts ahead of New Year holidays to prevent sale of foodstuff of unknown origin or doubtful quality at wholesale markets.
Speaking at a news conference, David Ghulyan, the deputy head of the agency, which is an affiliation of the ministry of agriculture, said the redoubling is prompted by increased sales. He said the agency has inspected this year 436 companies having found out that major breaches are sale of products with expired shelf life.
He said more detailed information on violations in the field of food safety, recorded during this year will be provided by the annual report of the agency.
Ghulyan urged his country fellows to be more vigilant when buying foods and report to the agency any breach by calling a hotline number 43-40-40.
He said the citizens should be especially attentive when buying dairy products, salads, baked and semi-finished goods filled with cream. He said the inspection of the food markets will continue after New Year holidays. -0-