At the beginning of the year, the Prefect Institution of Brasov County convoked the Prefecture College and the institutions in charge with people?s health. The purpose: to analyse the current circumstances in the field of public catering, to prevent illnesses and food poisoning. Drastic measures were adopted and they increased the number and the frequency of controls in the mountain resorts Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Bran - Moieciu and at the fairs where Romanian traditional food is sold.
"We required the institutions in charge with people?s health of Brasov County to submit the progress report of the actions started in 2013 to prevent illnesses. In 2014 as well we created mixed control committees to continue the check of the public catering facilities and to control them to prevent food poisoning. The committees are made up of representatives of the Sanitary and Veterinary and Food Safety Department of Brasov, Brasov County Commissioners? Office for Consumers? Protection and the Public Health Directorate Brasov who check the hygiene of the facilities where food of animal origin, bread and pastry are being prepared, the same as those who sell these products at stands." declared Mihai Mohaci, the Prefect of Braşov.
In 2014 we shall extend the inspections of the retailers (hypermarkets / supermarkets, food stores, public catering units, bakery and pastry laboratories etc.) and we shall pay more attention to the observance of the European standards in the tourist pensions, hotels and restaurants networks. Moreover, we shall check if the employees observed the required hygiene measures, if PPE is used and if products are handled and stored accordingly.
The Prefect of Brasov wanted to make the population and those visiting our area sure that they are all safe and that measures have been adopted to provide quality tourism. He also mentioned that the Prefect?s Institution supports the protection, promotion and development of tourist, archaeological and cultural patrimony and that it continues the actions of natural environment protection and harnessing.