Premise to implement a grading system to evaluate the sanitary level in food service establishments in Milan, Italy

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Katia Razzini
Claudia Maria Balzaretti *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Claudia Maria Balzaretti | claudia.balzaretti@unimi.it

Abstract

The regulatory framework of the official controls on food safety, the criteria and methods from the planning of interventions in the field of official control to the management of information flows, and the standards described in the operation manual of the local competent authorities drafted by the Lombardy Region (2011) were evaluated. A questionnaire consisting of n. 10 questions with multiple answers draft in partnership with EPAM (the Association of Provincial Public Retail and catering businesses in Milan) to n. 107 Food service establishments of Milan shows that 92% of managers approve the introduction of a grading system. The regulatory framework is planned to support the implementation of risk assignment, unfortunately the attribution of risk category of retail and catering businesses is still different among regions.

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