The system for feeding children remained the same as in 2016, when a criminal case was started over the delivery of food products with the expired shelf life to schools and kindergartens. This way, the children continue to be fed on products of a poor quality, PAS MP Lilian Carp stated, referring to the National Food Safety Agency’s conclusions that were achieved as a result of the inspections carried out in 2019, IPN reports.
“The Agency admitted that the children continue to be given food of a poor quality and food products with the expired use-by date. As far as we understand, the situation of 2016 wasn’t a lesson for anyone and didn’t serve as a starting point for reforming this sector, but was used only as a message for gaining political advantages,” stated Lilian Carp.
According to him, nothing is known about the case of 2016 concerning the supply of expired products. “There were scandals, arrests, firings, but some of the business entities continue to supply food products in the same way as they did before 2016,” said Lilian Carp, wondering why these suppliers are not included in the blacklist.
The MP said statistics about the children’s health owing to the bad quality of food are alarming. To solve the problem of alimentation in schools and kindergartens, the Government and the mayor general of Chisinau should start to focus on the matter. The education divisions should deal with education, not with the supply of food and specialized companies to ensure the proper nutrition of children should be founded.
Recently, the National Food Safety Agency said that fish with parasites, vegetables kept in improper conditions and milk and eggs with the expired use-by date were found at a number of education institutions in Chisinau in the course of 2019.