The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed to open a criminal case on the fact of the deterioration in the well-being of children in the health camp “Baranchinskiye Ogki”. This was reported by the press service of the law enforcement agency.

Investigators are on the territory of a health facility. They interview employees and leaders of the camp, demanded documentation on the provision of food services for children, check compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements and information about expired products in the food unit.

Bastrykin instructed colleagues from the Sverdlovsk Region Investigation Department to initiate a criminal case and provide a report on the procedural decision taken as soon as possible. The investigation will be monitored by the central office of the Russian Investigative Committee.

On August 1, Rospotrebnadzor suspended the operation of the Baranchinskiye Ogki health resort near Nizhny Tagil. Teenagers were diagnosed with an acute intestinal infection caused by norovirus. From July 25 to July 31, 9 pupils fell ill here, the outbreak was laboratory confirmed. They did not need hospitalization.

In the camp itself, a journalist from the Vse Novosti news agency was told that an intestinal infection could have been brought into the Baranchinskie Ogki by contact-household way from the external territory, since the pathogen was not found in samples of food and water on the territory. Before the start of the 4th shift, during which the incident occurred, the institution received a sanitary and epidemiological conclusion from Rospotrebnadzor. The camp plans to start the 5th shift after all the checks.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, sanitary doctors discovered a number of violations in the work of the Corpus Group Ural company, which provides meals for children in the Baranchinskie Ogki. At the catering unit, products with an expired shelf life were revealed; the conditions for storing semi-finished products and the temperature regime for storing products were violated; products not intended for children were used in the diet; there was no marking on parts of cutting equipment; disinfestation measures are not provided.

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Investigators went to the “Baranchinskie Ogki”, where there was an outbreak of an intestinal infection. Video: Russian Investigative Committee