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(From The Baltic Times)
Byline: Aleksei Gunter
Dozens of Estonian school canteens are facing the risk of being shut down beginning January if they fail to meet rigorous EU safety requirements in the next two months. As of October 2002, only 30 out of 645 school canteens in Estonia had the mandatory food safety certificate, which all must have beginning in 2003. According to the Health Protection Inspectorate, 75 percent of the school canteens adhere to all food safety rules and are likely to receive the necessary license. "Only 179 school canteens do not meet the requirements. The rest are OK, but may be afraid of the certification tests," said Tiiu Aro, …