Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tours the new factory Concord, which supplies pre-prepared meals to schools
20 september 2010
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin looked over the factory's production chain and was shown new vending machines that accept cards. The factory's director, Yevgeny Prigozhin, remarked that they are produced by companies that previously manufactured slot machines. "They have been retrofitted," Prime Minister Putin said. "It's very good and useful."
He asked Leningrad Region Governor Valery Serdyukov whether the parents of school students are satisfied with the meals.
The governor replied that it took some time for them to get used to the new meal system but all issues have been resolved and the students are satisfied.
Mr Prigozhin said that his factory does not use frozen food products or preservatives. The cost of an adult meal produced by Concord is 32 roubles.