In Germany, food companies are regularly checked, but the results are rarely published. Foodwatch and FragdenStaat are now publishing the results of food controls on their new platform Topf Secret – and want to make the state rethink as well.
Most food companies work clean – but at least they do every fourth inspectors have something to complain about. According to people, "violations of hygiene regulations" are the most common reason. As a rule, consumers do not know which companies are affected. You can inquire with the state about a particular restaurant, bar or similar – but the authorities usually take their time with the answer.