Minister of Food calls for tougher food surveillance

Shopping shelf in a supermarket, about dts
Shopping shelf in a supermarket, about dts
Federal Food Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) has called on her counterparts from the federal states to provide sufficient personnel for controls in the food sector.

“An effective control must not fail due to insufficient staffing”, writes Klöckner in a letter to the state ministers, about which the newspapers of the Funke media group (Thursday editions) report. The background to this is a new version of the administrative regulation on food monitoring that the cabinet decided last week.

It regulates that suspicious establishments will be checked more frequently in the future, the frequency specifications for regular checks have been relaxed. It is essential for her that the control density “does not decrease and the controls are now even more focused on critical points”, the minister wrote to the federal states. In order to enforce the goal of effective food monitoring, ask the state ministers to “review the resources available to carry out the necessary monitoring activities and, if necessary, adjust them”.