Posted 10 ноября 2021,, 06:22

Published 10 ноября 2021,, 06:22

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Consumers Union complains about deteriorating school meals

Consumers Union complains about deteriorating school meals

10 ноября 2021, 06:22
The Union of Consumers of Russia proposed to compensate the regional budgets for the increase in prices for products used in the preparation of free meals for primary school students. The corresponding letter has been sent to the government.

How to write "News" referring to the document and confirmation of the authorities, parents of schoolchildren in several regions have reported deterioration of the quality of food in educational institutions in the current academic year.

The chairman of the union, Petr Shelishch, clarified that this is, in particular, about parents from Penza, Yelabuga, the Moscow region, as well as other constituent entities of the Russian Federation. All of them complain that children are now fed only with cereals under the free meals program.

"And if in the last academic year they were on milk, now, it seems, they are cooked on water. Children evaluate the dishes as tasteless and unsatisfactory", - said Shelishch.

He added that according to the stories of parents, students come home from school hungry, which was not the case last year.

As indicated in the government, the appeal was sent to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy.

As a reminder, this year there have been a number of cases of poisoning of children in school canteens. For example, a high-profile incident happened in Klin, where 42 students were poisoned by school meals. As a result of the check, roto- and astroviruses were found in the food. Preliminary investigation revealed that college students, not qualified chefs, prepared meals for the children.

At the beginning of the year, Rospotrebnadzor announced violations found in 70% of school food providers. In addition to violations at suppliers, they were also found in 24 thousand schools, where cooking technologies were violated. Also, school chefs underestimated the mass of portions, energy value and calorie content.