Rospotrebnadzor finds faults with Japanese restaurants

25 June 2015 (12:06)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 25, 2015. Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) experts subjected 670 food samples from Japanese cuisine restaurants (sushi, sushi rolls, salads, and other foods) to lab tests; 106 samples (15.6%) turned out unsatisfactory in terms of microbiological parameters, the agency’s Sverdlovsk Region division reports.

In 2014, 1,797 such samples were tested altogether, with 302 samples (16.8%) turning out unsatisfactory. This was the worst result among all the priority food items.

The most common problems are trading in foods that do not meet normative quality and safety requirements; failure to comply with the sell-by and storage regulations; failure to observe the required temperature parameters; the staff’s poor personal hygiene; failure to comply with the food-making technologies; no regular medical checkups for staff; and discrepancies between the barcode and tag information and the normative documents.

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