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French Restaurants On The Nose

Merde! A crackdown by French health inspectors this summer has found 27% of food outlets in tourist spots were in breach of the health regulations.

Of the ten thousand establishments inspected on July 31 inspectors found damaged food products, used-by dates exceeded, defective labelling and dirty staff - a lot of whom are seasonal employees. A government spokesman said “This figure is stable compared to last year. It is the result of the work of the 5,000 agents of the mobilized veterinary services, without counting the customs, the gendarmerie and the fraud squad”.

Well that's lucky - seems French restaurants in tourist spots are only as shonky as they were last summer.

However, the inspectors conceded that seizures of food unfit for human consumption had risen from 13 tonnes last year to 30 tonnes this year.

This year, inspections were concentrated on seafood restaurants and food vans selling chips, pizzas and kebabs.

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good to see you back.
August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeRex

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