Dirty legerkantines due to budget cuts

THE HAGUE – Problems with the hygiene in legerkantines are more due to years of budget cuts. Therefore, at some locations the existence of maintenance arrears, recognizes the ministry of Defence. That is, the coming years are addressed.

The department responds to news in the AD about rancid conditions in multiple legerkantines, by the Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) are investigated. The location at Gilze-Rijen air base is closed because there is a muizenplaag was. There is now maintenance. In Den Helder there was a leaking sewage. This has been addressed and the kitchen is again opened. In Amersfoort, further investment is needed. Until that time, food is delivered from another barracks, according to the ministry of Defence.

Over seventy sites were investigated

Supervisor NVWA investigated the fixed caterer at over seventy locations of Defence, Paresto. For all of the canteens of Defence is ‘code yellow’. If follow-up research shows that the matters still not in order, the supervision at Paresto be stepped up, says a consumer product safety spokesman.

The research is not completed yet, Paresto is not subject to enhanced supervision of the NVWA and there are no sanctions or penalties imposed, stresses Defense.

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