Bilbao City Council advises consumers not to shop at street stalls. The Councilor for Health and Consumption, lvaro Pérez, went to inspect the txosnas this morning, together with the technical team, and called for people not to consume at the street stalls, since they did not pass the relevant controls: “It is true that jobs still exist and citizen security reduces security, but people continue to consume in unauthorized places.
The purpose of the meeting was to explain the inspection process of the Txosnas, an inspection conducted at the beginning and end of the Aste Nagusia with small inspections throughout the week. “From the health and consumption sector, we have started an operation to ensure that all hygienic and sanitary measures are observed,” said the municipal council. He added that these measures are necessary so that “the end consumer has the guarantee that he is eating in a place that follows these measures.”
To meet the challenge of ensuring the hygiene and health of the Great Week, the comparsas’ collaboration was essential. The City Council itself has provided tools and information to the groups as part of the food handling course. “The comparsas make our work a lot easier.”
When inspecting the txosna “Trikimailu”, one of the technicians explained what they look for in order to give the comparsas the green light. The worktops and kitchen area must be immaculate. The temperature of the refrigerators, especially for perishable foods, must be around four degrees. It is important that closed containers are in place and clean. They must have at least one sink to keep their hands extra clean. The products must be properly packaged and have a label that guarantees their quality. It is important that the storage be above ground so that it is not in contact with the ground. In general, the place must be clean and disinfected.