Today, temporarily (for up to 90 days) to close a school catering can for a variety of violations. For example, improper food storage, mud rooms, staff without the necessary documents. In the new edition for violations of sanitary-epidemiological and technical regulations on food safety when cooking and drinks, their storage and realization to the population in specially equipped places (canteens, bars, etc.) face fines from 30 to 50 thousand rubles. But to close the cafe for such flaws will not. Only if the life and health of visitors caused significant damage.

the Federation of restaurateurs and hoteliers welcomed the amendments. According to the head of Federation Igor Bukharov, they are particularly relevant now. “The restaurant business is going through hard times. Part of the restaurant, which opened after the quarantine by October can still close, he says. Autumn will have to pay deferred taxes”.

in addition, restaurants need to repay debts to companies that provided commercial loans in the form of products, which after the closure of the restaurants at the end of March had to be disposed of due to lack of demand and the expiry date, says Bukharov. But if even now and close the food service for any occasion, it will be quite disastrous for the industry. “The bill improves the system of administrative penalties for violations in the organization of supply of the population. This is one of the most sensitive areas of government oversight: we are all visitors to cafes and restaurants have to be sure in the quality of the food. On the other hand, penalties for minor infractions should not be ruinous to the business,” says the Chairman of the Association of lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev. Today, for the violation of sanitary-epidemiological rules of the organization of power cafes can close for up to 90 days.

the Chairman of consumers Union of Russia Peter Shelishch emphasizes that today extreme measure – closing of cafes and restaurants and Supervisory authority applies rarely. “Over the past few years is the suspension of tens of points “Sushi Wok” in Moscow and St. Petersburg after a few dozen consumers their food was ill with salmonellosis. A massive network test then revealed gross violations of sanitary norms”,- reminds Shelishch. According to him, if only for the injury, and that a maximum of 10 days, it can lead to a deterioration in the quality of service and cooking.

“I like decided this issue in new York ten years ago. There is a sanitary Department of the city consistently have audited the cafes and restaurants and rated their health status on a scale from A (best) to D (the institution should be closed). And the city authorities ordered all catering establishments to place on the front door marked with a sign obtained according to audit results assessment. It is clear that the estimated S, had to quickly catch up or to close. I think we it would work,” – said the expert.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.