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94,000 Food Safety Checks Carried Out in Establishments Across Valencia

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Figures released on Monday show that last year, the Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health, through the General Directorate of Public Health and Addictions, carried out 93,867 inspections and audits of food industries and establishments in the Valencian Community to control the quality and safety of food. These actions are included in the Food Safety Plan of the Valencian Community, of which the balance for the 2021 financial year was presented to the Food Safety Commission of the Valencian Community.

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Specifically, the report describes and analyses the result of the execution of the Plan, “aimed at guaranteeing safe food, produced in a sustainable manner and healthy eating, within the framework of European food security and nutrition policies”, as indicated by the Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Miguel Mínguez. The event was also attended by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, Mireia Mollà.

To achieve this objective, the Plan has a global and integrated approach throughout the entire food chain, from primary production to food consumption, in all food sectors. In the words of the head of Health, it follows the “One Health” approach because it integrates actions from different areas such as Public Health, animal health, plant health and the environment to respond jointly”.

In fact, in addition to interventions in companies, in 2021 a total of 89,659,018 animals were examined in slaughterhouses in order to control zoonotic or epizootic diseases and animal welfare.

For its part, the Public Health laboratories of the Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health analysed 8,309 food samples to guarantee the quality of the food that citizens buy and consume.

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From the results obtained in the different scenarios, it is concluded that the food made available to the consumer maintains a high degree of safety.

Freelance journalist and reporter on the Costa Blanca in Spain, writing for a range of publications, digital and in print, including N332, This is Torrevieja, SpanishVida, Mad Black Cat, Today in Spain, The Leader, Costa Blanca People, Spanish Traffic Law, and others.

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