ITALY: Mamma Mia! Government sends pasta police to foreign restaurants - MEMBERS
The Italian agriculture minister Giovanni Alemanno has unveiled an ambitious plan to introduce a certification programme for foreign restaurants with Italian products on their menus. Alemanno explained that a team of food inspectors will be sent to various eateries around the world with the intention of ensuring that the Italian dishes and ingredients are authentic. Certificates will only be issued to restaurants that serve al dente (firm) pasta and use Italian ingredients.
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