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CAFIA banned 10 tons of dried fruit from China with unauthorised pesticide Carbofuran

09/08/2017
 

Within inspections focused on presence of pesticides in foodstuffs, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) detected the total of 9,715 kg of non-compliant dried fruit goji originating in China (also known as wolfberry - Lycium chinense). Laboratory analysis carried out by CAFIA proved contamination by pesticides belonging into the group of Carbofurans prohibited in the EU.

Inspectors took the non-compliant samples at premises of Diana Company s. r. o., Rumunská 8, 120 00 Prague 2 which was also the importer of the foodstuff into the CR.

Following lots are concerned:

GOJI GRADE A, single component dried fruit with best before date by: 30. 3. 2019, lot: PFT17023

GOJI GRADE B, single component dried fruit with best before date by: 30. 4. 2018, lot: NH20170301

GOJI GRADE B, single component dried fruit with best before date by: 30. 3. 2019, lot: PFT17023

CAFIA ordered Diana Company s.r.o. to inform consumers and to ensure withdrawal of the defective lots from the market from their customers. The inspected person also has to carry out own precautionary laboratory analyses at further selected lots of foodstuffs. Investigation showed that foodstuff GOJI GRADE A was purchased by c. 150 customers and GOJI GRAD B by no less than 10 customers.

CAFIA will also initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the importer. It is already second detection of CAFIA at the same importer, see the press release of 4th July 2017.

Carbofuran was used as strong insecticide and due to its undesirable effects, it has been prohibited by the EU since 2008.

 

Article by: Pavel Kopřiva, CAFIA Spokesperson

8th September 2017