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CAFIA found tea with unauthorised substances - atropine and scopolamine


The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) detected non-compliant tea “Herbal tea (Loyd) – mint with cranberries and herbs“ sold by company AHOLD Czech Republic a. s.

The laboratory analysis confirmed presence of atropine amounting to 206.4 μg/kg and scopolamine amounting to 31.7 μg/kg. Atropine and scopolamine are tropane alkaloids with known negative effects on human health and that is why they must not be present in foodstuffs.

The foodstuff concerned was labelled by best before date by 31st July 2017, lot L07071535A, packaged à 40g and made by Polish company Mokate S.A., Katowicka 265a, Ustroň, Poland.

The tea is not suitable for human consumption and CAFIA recommends purchasers they avoid drinking the given lot.

The inspected person was ordered to immediately withdraw the lot in question from all its premises. CAFIA will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the seller.


Article by: Mgr. Radoslav Pospíchal – Media Communication Officer, phone: +420 542 426 613