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Consumer protection office Berlin : one in four Berlin-based food operation with authorities-controls

In Berlin, the food industry, it is known to be considerably unsanitary than before. The at least one on Tuesday published a survey of consumers results in Central Berlin under the food surveillance authorities of the twelve districts. Thus, more than a quarter of the company does not comply with the requirements of the Offices.

"Of the 13.689 in 2017 controlled, Operated every fourth fell through, in some every second of districts", - stated in the message of consumer advocates. In average, were found in 26.7 percent of the holdings are so significant deficiencies that a follow-up inspection had to be carried out, in which it is checked whether the identified deficiencies have been corrected.

The data show significant differences between the districts. While in the middle with only four percent of the companies a follow-up inspection was necessary, it was in Spandau (49.8%) and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (49.4%) is almost half. Also in Treptow-Köpenick and Reinickendorf, the figure was over 40 percent. Most of the checks have been carried out in the past year, in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (2481) and middle (2441), the least with 301 in Spandau.

It's not necessarily a lack of hygiene

In Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the aim is the sensitivity of the Figures to downplay. The data would provide no information about the Severity, type or number of violations, informed the district office on request. It must be absolutely hygienic defects, marking the defects. On the nature of the violations, no statistics. Other districts also indicate that the data can not be distinguished whether it is a dining establishment or the retail food.

The Pankow city Council Daniel Kruger looks to be the slightly more critical. "In the dining area, there is not, in fact, often problems, because the owners often know the legal framework," said the AfD-politician, in whose jurisdiction the inspection of food establishments. "In many places, they are not after a complaint by the control to fix your able or willing to see the flaws." He knows of cockroaches, rats, or "legacies of the beast" to report.

In Pankow, the topic was already ten years ago, on the Agenda. At that time, the district had introduced a Rating System and a hygiene pass for restaurants. Guests should recognize clean Restaurants at a Smiley face on the door. In 2015, the project was completed. However, krüger's point of view, this Background is the cause for the 221 Berlin far the highest number of closures due to complaints by the public order office in Pankow. "We are well positioned in comparison to other districts in terms of personnel better," said Kruger of this newspaper. "If there are too few inspectors, it remains in control, however, further steps up to the closure, will remain."

coalition wants more transparency

Normally, the clients and guests of Restaurants and other food-processing companies know nothing about checks by the authorities or their results. The consumer therefore calls for more transparency. Found in the coalition agreement of the red-Red-green Senate. It says: "The coalition supports Federal legislation that allows provinces More transparency in food hygiene." Should have been found by the end of 2018 a national solution that will developed a country's legal regime.

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Christoph Stollowsky

From the Senate administration for consumer protection stated on request: "Since the Federal government is not yet become active in various countries model projects on the way." Berlin is, however, none of these countries. Instead, the values of the existing model projects, to find the best ways to more transparency.

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