Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency Sacked 7 Top Managers

Business | April 8, 2014, Tuesday // 16:58|  views

Head of Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency Plamen Mollov. Photo by BGNES.

Seven managers of Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency have been dismissed due to ineffective control and other violations.

The news was announced by the Executive Director of the Agency Plamen Mollov Tuesday at a press conference, Bulgarian News Agency reports.

A disciplinary committee is to investigate the activities of the seven senior employees and to establish the violations they have committed.

Mollov stated that the new control measures which were introduced a month ago have increased the agency's efficiency by 150 times. A total of 354 inspections have been carried out in a month, and 176 have been drawn up by just 24 inspectors, Mollov stressed.

According to him, there have been serious violations, such as the lack of traceability, unknown origin, expired goods, absent records in the control system, poor temperature storage conditions.

Mollov was adamand that the practice of "many pointless inspections" has proved to be ineffective, Dnevnik reports.

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