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More than 2 tons dry goji berries from China contained forbidden pesticides Carbofurans

05/03/2017
 

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) banned placing 2,300 kg of dried goji berries on the market. The fruit in question originated in China. Laboratory analysis proved contamination by pesticides from the group of Carbofurans that are forbidden in the EU.

Namely, it is foodstuff GOJI – dried goji berries packaged à 1 kg, best before date: 06/2018, producer:  Organic Way s.r.o., Mexická 177/22, 71200 Ostrava, supplier: Smart AD s.r.o., Dobrá 240, 73951 Dobrá. CAFIA inspectors took the sample in question at premises of Jiří Kovářík, Sloupského 1197, 68601 Uherské Hradiště.

Besides Carbofurans, CAFIA laboratory identified pesticide Propagite as well.

CAFIA will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the inspected persons.

CAFIA recommends all consumers they do not eat the lot in question. CAFIA entered the information into the European Rapid Alert System RASFF.

Carbofuran had been used as strong insecticide and has been banned in the EU since 2008 due to its undesirable effects.

 

Article by: Pavel Kopřiva, CAFIA Spokesperson