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Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30, title: Ensuring "Safety on the Tip of the Tongue" of School Students——Relevant person in charge of the State Administration of Market Supervision explains new measures for campus food safety management
Xinhua News Agency reporter Wenjun Zhao
"Eligible primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and cafeterias use self-supported meals in principle." According to a person in charge of the State Administration of Market Supervision, the State Administration of Market Supervision and other departments recently jointly issued the "Guidelines on Implementing Main Responsibilities to Strengthen Campus Food Safety Management "Opinions", opinions will strengthen the long-term mechanism of campus food safety management, further promote schools, kindergartens, and feeding units to implement the main responsibility of food safety, and strive to fundamentally solve the problem of campus food safety, and ensure "safety on the tongue" of school students .
Elementary, elementary, and kindergarten canteens use self-supported meals in principle
The person in charge introduced that there are two major highlights of the opinion. One is that the qualified primary and secondary schools and kindergarten canteens use self-supported meals in principle and no longer sign new contracts or entrusted operating contracts. Second, in principle, non-boarding schools, kindergartens and kindergartens are not allowed to set up food stalls and supermarkets in schools.
Due to the one-sided pursuit of economic benefits, some off-campus catering units, contracted or entrusted canteens can easily relax food safety management. "In the supervision and enforcement, we discovered the problem of food-borne diseases caused by the failure to implement the main responsibilities and neglect food safety management." The person in charge said that in order to effectively and effectively prevent such safety risks, the opinion requires qualified Chinese Elementary and kindergarten canteens use self-supported meals in principle.
In order to promote primary and secondary school students and young children to develop healthy eating habits, to take in nutritional needs through meals, and to prevent one-sided dependence on snacks, opinions suggest that non-boarding primary and secondary schools and kindergartens should not, in principle, set up food stalls and supermarkets in schools.
Rectify the unlicensed and unlicensed food around campus
It is always a worry and annoyance for parents of students to operate food without a license around the campus. The person in charge said that in order to solve these problems, the opinion clearly stipulated that schools with management authority over the houses around the school should not rent the houses around to individuals or units engaged in food production and business activities without a license. At the same time, the link between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice is strengthened, and administrative supervision departments promptly transfer suspected food safety cases to public security organs, and public security organs severely crack down on food safety crimes in schools and surrounding areas.
"Opinions put forward new requirements for food safety management of off-campus feeding units." The person in charge said that the first is to focus on strengthening personnel training and improving food safety literacy, regularly participating in food safety training and assessment, and conducting intensive learning once a week to master food safety. Legal and regulatory requirements. The second is to focus on the prevention and control of food safety risks. It is required that the catering unit conduct weekly food safety self-examination, find food safety problems and hidden dangers, immediately take rectification measures to ensure that the rectification is in place, and report to the local market supervision department.
Put the principal's meal system into practice
At present, schools and kindergartens are fully implementing the principal meal system. Based on the summary of local practical experience, the opinions put forward new detailed requirements for the principal's meal system, and promoted the implementation of the principal's meal system by schools and kindergartens.
The person in charge introduced that the opinion clarified the specific content of the catering service, requiring the catering staff to objectively evaluate the meals, supervise the canteen's environmental hygiene, and the working conditions of the employees, and make a record. It is required to immediately rectify the food safety problems and hidden risks posed by students and reflected by students, and review the results of the rectification.
At present, the coverage rate of "bright cooks" in school cafeterias in China has exceeded 90%. The person in charge introduced that the opinions suggest that to improve the effectiveness of campus food safety supervision, market supervision and education administration departments are required to actively use "Mingzhu Liangzhu + Internet" to randomly check the food safety status of catering units and school cafeterias, and actively find, Find food safety problems and hidden dangers in catering units and school cafeterias.
"An important force in strengthening the co-governance of campus food safety society is the majority of students' parents." The person in charge said that actively involving parent committee representatives to participate in routine school food safety inspections is an important way to strengthen co-governance of campus food safety society Way innovation. Opinions require that qualified primary and secondary schools and kindergartens should establish and improve relevant systems, and clarify the content and frequency of inspections.
[Responsible editor: Liu Hongyang]