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CAFIA detected apples from abroad with pesticides and misleading indication of country of origin


The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) detected apples (variety Paula Red) containing pesticide chlorpyrifox exceeding the limit. The apples concerned were found in retail network of Globus ČR, k.s. company.

Laboratory analysis proved presence of the pesticide amounting to 0.076 mg/kg which is exceeding the limit laid down by legislation (the limit is 0.01 mg/kg). Inspectors took the samples in question at the premises of Globus ČR, k.s. on Poděbradská street 293 in Pardubice.

Moreover, these apples were offered as of Czech origin (information on the shelf stick), however, further investigation at the supplier revealed that they originated in Poland and consumers were thus misled as regards the information on the country of origin.

After the investigation is finished, CAFIA will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the inspected person.


Article by: Radoslav Pospíchal, deputizing for the CAFIA Spokesperson, phone: +420 542 426 613