137 businesses were fined in Karaman
As a result of the audits made by the Karaman Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, administrative fines were imposed on 137 enterprises in Karaman in 2020.
In the statement made by the Karaman Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry on the subject;
"In accordance with the Veterinary Services, Plant Health, Food and Feed Law numbered 5996, it is our Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to protect consumer health and ensure reliable food supply at all stages of the food chain.
In this context, our Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, which adopts the understanding of "Our People's Health is Our First Priority" and carries out food inspection services without regard to overtime during the Covid-19 pandemic, carried out a total of 5.744 inspections for 2.574 food and feed enterprises with 21 control officers in 2020.
233 food samples were taken during the inspections, and a total of 478.000 TL administrative fines were imposed on 52 different businesses both according to the analysis results and due to the nonconformities detected during the inspection.
While consumers are actively participating in the food inspection process, 304 notices and complaints were received by the Alo 174 Food Line and CIMER communication center established for this purpose in 2020, and an administrative fine of 162.066 TL was imposed on 20 businesses as a result of the inspections carried out by our inspection teams.
Under the Law No. 4733 on the Organization and Duties of the Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority and the Law No. 4250 on Alcohol and Alcoholic Drinks, an administrative fine of 634.119 TL was imposed on 65 enterprises.
Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry, Yusuf Şahinbaş, in his statement on the subject: “As the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, we believe that agriculture will go further with educated and conscious producers and consumers. We are working to raise a conscious generation in order to ensure food safety and to establish a healthy food chain from field to table. In this context, in 2020, in our province, following pandemic measures, 1,245 students were trained on food safety, food hygiene and waste, and the habit of reading labels and being conscious consumers.
In accordance with the Regulation on Special Hygiene Rules Regarding School Canteens, there are cafeterias, canteens, cafeterias, kiosks, tea shops etc. within the education and training (formal, non-formal and special education) institutions affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. Trainings on food safety and hygiene were organized for food business employees and a total of 101 canteen and dining hall employees received certificates.