Easter delicacies under scrutiny

Food hygiene inspectors across Austria are swarming out to take a closer look at Easter market offerings.Officials said today (Thurs) checks on stalls at popular markets will especially focus on the quality of products like ham and egg.Businesspeople are currently offering souvenirs and food at hundreds of Easter-themed markets in all nine provinces of Austria.News that the quality standard of products on sale will be subjected to stringent examinations by inspectors comes days after a Marketagent study revealed that three of four Austrians do not consider Easter as a religious celebration but an occasion to get together with their families.Per capita spending on Easter gifts ranges around 50 Euros in the country, according to other surveys. Polls also show that women tend to invest more money in presents ahead of the festival than men.