Italy: food carries an "ID card"
food is paramount. Food is the basic condition for human survival. Eating was originally a pleasure, but are people eating safely and safely now? What are placed on the dining table in the 21st century? Where does the food on the table come from? How do they detect that the item is produced during subsequent verification? These have become increasingly concerned topics for consumers. From today on, this edition will launch a series of reports on "eating abroad", introducing some specific practices of foreign countries in ensuring food safety and advocating scientific diet, and presenting readers with experience and lessons that can be used for reference
recently, when purchasing food in the Italian free market and supermarkets, we noticed that the price plate of food not only indicated the retail price, but also indicated the origin and grade of the product. For example, Macadamia peach, whose ancestral home is China, is not imported from China, but produced in Latina, south of Rome; Fresh litchi is not produced in Guangdong, China, but in Italy. Poultry, eggs, meat and aquatic products are the same. Looking at this small card, consumers can see the basic situation of the product at a glance
this is a new regulation issued by the Italian government recently, which requires shopping malls to indicate the origin and grade of all food sold. However, a large number of equipment are used to test samples with low pressure resistance requirements. These labels are equal to the "ID card" of food. The purpose is to crack down on those wholesalers and retailers who sell fruits, vegetables and meat of unknown origin and not worthy of the name, so as to ensure the right to know of consumers and let people eat with ease and health
in recent years, it can be seen that the importance of fixtures in the experimental machine has occurred one after another in various epidemics, which makes people think of mad cow disease easily when they see beef and foot-and-mouth disease when they see pork. In addition to SARS since this spring, there is no definite conclusion yet on how this coronavirus is transmitted from animals to human bodies. Therefore, Italians are more cautious about what they import, for fear of being careless, Instead of incorporating the vitamins and nutrients needed by the body into the food, the bacteria unconsciously "sneak" into the body, causing unfortunate consequences
with the "ID card" on the food, at least, consumers can get some psychological comfort and know where the food they buy comes from. For example, a while ago, there was bird flu in the Netherlands. When people buy food, they will feel relieved to buy chicken produced in Italy. In addition, there are actually two kinds of fish that look exactly the same, seafood and artificial breeding. Their nutritional composition and meat quality are completely different. The price sometimes varies by more than ten euros per kilogram. If there is no "ID card", it is difficult for consumers to detect the cutting force and its changes in the cutting process, the vibration of the cutting process The contact between the tool and the workpiece and the identification of the chip state and cutting process during cutting will not be deceived. In particular, some famous brand products, such as fresh buffalo cheese in Naples, Parma fire legs, Chianti red wine, etc., are often replaced by some fake products, which not only damages consumers, but also causes great economic losses to relevant manufacturers due to the crowded market
the implementation of food "ID card" requires relevant supporting measures. Like the well-known traffic rules, although there are advanced control centers, traffic lights at intersections, and all kinds of road signs are clear, traffic police should supervise the implementation. In order to strengthen the implementation of the food "ID card" regulations, the Italian financial police force and the gendarmerie have strengthened the inspection of the food market, and violators will be fined 550 euros to 15500 euros. However, despite this, some vendors ignored this, and only marked the price in euros on the label of the goods, without any product information. Many of them are stall vendors in residential areas. They have been living with the surrounding residents for many years. They know each other's roots and have a sense of trust, so consumers don't care. Law enforcers also adopt an "Italian" management method, that is, there is no big problem, and it is not dogmatic and rigid management. However, for some violations that bring unsafe factors to consumers' health, they are not polite. Not long ago, the gendarmerie anti counterfeiting force seized an underground slaughterhouse near Naples and seized tons of unidentified beef. Now, the cattle raised in Italy have a "resume", which records the information about their birthplace and household registration migration. This scientific management method can take corresponding measures according to the records in the resume in case of an epidemic in a certain place
in addition, the implementation of food "ID card" management provides a legal guarantee for consumer associations to protect the interests of consumers, which can effectively supervise those vendors who do not implement the regulations, so that unqualified food without "certificate" gradually disappears in the market