Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Perishable food enters the country without health authorization

He warned that these were products such as vegetables, roots and tubers that were damaging the economy and endangering the health of consumers.

Decency | The food did not have a health permit, the union member emphasized

The Federation of Agricultural Producers’ Associations of Venezuela (Fedeagro) warned that perishable food had entered the country without official health authorizations, which is why it is calling on the authorities to address the complaint.

“Finished and perishable food enters the country without the appropriate health authorization,” Fedeagro President Celso Fantinel told Unión Radio.

Although he did not provide any further details, such as the quantities of food that are imported without a hygiene permit and how, he did point out that, in his opinion, products such as vegetables, roots and tubers were “problematic”. , because of the economic damage and health risks to consumers.

Fantinel also pointed out that during investigations with other associations of manufacturers and entrepreneurs it was found “that there are many counterfeit products in circulation in the country,” and reiterated that the authorities must address this situation.

“We have not only food, but also fake medicines, fake drinks, fake agrochemical additives and fake fertilizers,” the association spokesman said.

On September 2, the military seized 1,200 kilos of smuggled food from Colombia, days after agents of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) arrested two people at the border between the two countries for smuggling 4,500 kilos of food for animal consumption.

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