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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Restaurants and shops in Georgia accused of selling counterfeit wine

08.08.2015. Three restaurants in Georgia may be fined or held criminally liable for falsification of wine. The same fate may be shared by 13 wine stores. The National Food Agency has submitted materials on facts of violation at 16 objects to the Finance Ministry.

Head of the Food Safety Department at the National Food Agency Kakha Sokhadze said that 275 samples of different varieties of wine had been taken throughout the territory of Georgia as of July 25. Sokhadze notes that facts of violation have been revealed in 29 samples, 3 cases were handed over to the Investigation Department of the Finance Ministry.

According to him, these cases cannot be considered as falsification as this should be determined by Investigation Department of the Finance Ministry. In addition, Sokhadze does not specify the names of restaurants and stores, where violations were found. However, he adds that violations were found throughout Georgia - Tbilisi, Adjara, Samegrelo and Imereti.

Kakha Sokhadze says that checks will continue across the country until the end of the year.

The control over wine in restaurants has been  tightened since January 1, 2015. As the Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia states, the government has taken such step to prevent falsification of wine.

Source

    Georgian Wine Catalogue      
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