Irregularities at half of ethnic restaurants inspected -cops

Expired food, poor hygiene- Carabinieri NAS health investigators

(ANSA) - Rome, June 14 - NAS Carabinieri health police on Friday said almost half of the ethnic restaurants and deposits of imported food inspected as part of a nationwide operation had irregularities including expired products, food that had been defrosted and then re-frozen, poor hygiene, unreadable labels and banned imports.
    In total, irregularities were found in 242 structures, investigators said.
    In particular, a reported 48% of inspected restaurants, especially in 'all you can it' venues, did not meet the required criteria.
    Twenty-two activities were closed, 477 law violations reported and 128 tons of food seized in the operation, investigators said.


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