The Primorsky District Court of St. Petersburg held Green Box JSC (Greenbox brand) administratively liable for committing an offense under Article 6.6 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (violation of sanitary and epidemiological requirements for catering for the population). Activity companies frozen for two months. This was reported by the joint press service of the courts.
As RBC Petersburg previously reported, the outbreak of intestinal infection became known on September 9. People en masse were poisoned by Greenbox cooking, purchased through the Samokat delivery service – most of the sick people ate a waffle with spinach, egg, ham and hollandaise sauce. According to the latest data, the number of registered cases of acute intestinal infection after poisoning with Greenbox products has reached 274 people, 137 of them are in hospitals, including 3 children. Salmonella was detected in 58 sick people.
An inspection by Rospotrebnadzor revealed many violations in the company, including poor cleaning, cockroaches and flies, lack of labeling, lack of bactericidal equipment in packaging workshops, delivery of products in dirty containers, a number of employees were allowed to work without medical records, the company is not equipped with a sufficient set of means for implementation of the technical process, not all rooms are equipped with washbasins, etc.
In court, a representative of Green Box JSC partially admitted the violations and explained that some of them had already been eliminated. The company asked to suspend activities for 30 days, but the court imposed a more severe punishment and “closed” the company for 60 days.
The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg is conducting its investigation into the poisoning. Previously, the department opened a criminal case against the company JSC Green Box under Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (provision of services that do not meet the requirements for the safety of life and health of consumers).