The investigation opened a criminal case under the article. 238 of the Penal Code of the Russian Federation (performance of work or provision of services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life or health of consumers) after hospitalization of 44 students of the Cadet Samara Corps of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. The mass poisoning of students took place at the end of last week. According to preliminary information from Deputy Alexander Khinshtein, the reason was poor quality food: “For a second breakfast, they were given a pot and icing.”
The Investigative Division for the Krasnoglinsky District of Samara of the Regional Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened a criminal case over the fact that the students of the Cadet Samara Corps of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia are being treated. The crime is characterized according to the article. 238 of the Penal Code of the Russian Federation (performance of work or provision of services that do not meet the requirements for the safety of life or health of consumers). This is reported by the RF IC peripheral SU.
On May 21, 28 students were admitted to various medical institutions in Samara. Another 16 testers were placed in the medical unit to serve the testers’ bodies. They were then taken to hospital. A total of 44 students aged 14 to 15 were affected. According to the first data, the teenagers showed signs of food poisoning. Investigators, prosecutors and police began the search. The leadership of the probation body also organized its own official control.
Following the incident, Russian State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein announced the dismissal of the head of the rear department of the Russian Interior Ministry Cadet Samara “for improper quality control of products.” The head of the probation corps is Colonel of the Internal Service Igor Glavchev. He did not comment on the situation. According to the first information of the deputy, the poor quality food became the cause for the mass poisoning of the students: “For the second breakfast they were given pots and iced curd. All the exams are already done. According to the MP, at the moment 25 probationers are in satisfactory condition, another four in moderate condition. In total, more than 300 children from grades 5 to 11 attend the Cadet Samara Corps of the Russian Interior Ministry.
At the time of publication, the Russian Interior Ministry had not responded to Kommersant’s request for details about the incident (about the reasons for the poisoning and whether the dismissal of the head of the Samara Cadet Corps was planned).
According to the public procurement website, at the time of the incident, Premium LLC was supplying cheese to Cadet Samara House students. The company won the auction worth 5.6 million rubles. in August 2021, but asked for more than 4 million rubles for her work. Premium LLC had to supply the foundation with its products throughout 2022. It was assumed that during the year the company would supply products weighing a total of 4.5 tons to the test body.
And in April-May, the educational institution held new tenders for the supply of icing for the second half of this year. Now the starting price of the contract was 4.3 million rubles and it concerned products with a total weight of 3.7 tons. The contractor has already been identified. The auction was won by Molochnaya Skazka LLC. The company asked for 4.2 million rubles for its work. Money for these purposes will be allocated from the federal budget.
There was no information about the delivery of the pot to the institution on the public procurement website.
• OOO Premium was registered in Samara in December 2013. The main activity of the company is the production of overalls. Among other activities, LLC is also active in the wholesale of dairy products. The authorized capital of the company is 10 thousand rubles. The agency’s sales revenue last year exceeded 1.7 million rubles. The owner of Premium LLC is Andrey Garipov. The company is run by Dmitry Ponomarev. He is a former co-owner or CEO of 15 organizations, ten of which were liquidated by decision of the Federal Tax Service, most of them engaged in trade.
OOO Molochnaya Skazka is based in Kinel and specializes in the wholesale trade of dairy products. The company has been operating since September 2017. Its sales revenue at the end of last year amounted to more than 48.9 million rubles. The director of the company is Alena Pivovarova. He is also the head of Farmer’s House SPPK in the Kinelsky area of the Samara district and the Kefirkino farming economy. Previously, the supply of icing for the body of the testers was made by Partner LLC and Onyx LLC.
As noted by Lyubov Shebanova, head of criminal and administrative law practice at Amuleks.ru, provided that the qualifications set at the beginning of the criminal case are maintained in the criminal investigation process, in particular, according to the article. 238 of the Penal Code of the Russian Federation, the prospect of sending him to court is quite obvious. According to the expert, certain employees of organizations responsible for monitoring and controlling the quality of food products purchased and supplied may be held accountable.
“In the context of this criminal case, I can not rule out possible subsequent prosecutions against the executives of the educational institution that was operating at the time of the incident. “I believe that all the evidence obtained will be evaluated by the researchers and carefully analyzed, including the negligence of specific officials,” said Lyubov Shebanova.