new “Case” On the Pizza in a Italia: Soldiers of the Carabinieri Command carried out to protect agricultural food, in recent weeksOperation “Margarita Terza”Conducting checks at well-known “big-name” pizzerias and finding various irregularities.
Gourmet pizza: details of the “Margherita Terza” process
According to a note carried by “ANSA”, the inspections included catering establishments in the regions VenetoAnd LombardyAnd Emilia RomagnaAnd Lazio e Campania In general, irregularities are highlighted in Presentation of products to the consumer, On the food tracking and theIndication of allergens.
Specifically, in several controlled lists, it was found that despite the use of DOP and IGP products In preparing different types of PizzaIn fact, unregistered products were used in the protected circuit.
That’s why the Carabinieri of RAC has Commercial fraud reported 5 pregnant Note the gourmet pizza.
Moreover, for confirmed irregularities in food traceability, it has been set 45 kilograms of agricultural food products under hold It has been uploaded Fines of 9,500 euros.
In October, on the occasion ofMargarita process, they were already I mentioned 7 entrepreneurs.
Coldiretti’s Commentary on Operation “Margherita Terza”
Coldiretti released a note about the new carabinieri discoveries titled “Fraud: Using Dop and False Igp 2 of 3 Pizza“.
Coldiretti’s complaint: “The discovery of false Dop and Igp products used in the preparation of gourmet pizzas is the tip of the iceberg for a situation where 2 of 3 pizzas served in Italy are obtained from a combination of from thousands of miles away Without any indication to consumers, from Lithuanian mozzarella cheese the Chinese tomato concentrate, but there is alsoTunisian oil and the Ukrainian wheat“.
According to Coldiretti, this “represents a Severe damage to the image For a sector that sees about 8 million pizzas are baked daily in Italy in about 63 thousand pizza and fast food places, cutting and transport to the home where 200 million kilograms of flour are processed throughout the year, 225 million kilograms of mozzarella, 30 million kilos of olive oil and 260 million kilos tomato sauce “.
Coldiretti head comment Ettore Brandini: “The excellent results of law enforcement activity underscore the need to remain vigilant and tighten the still-loose web of legislation while reforming crime in the agri-food sector.”
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