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More than two thirds of operators selling beverages in vending machines mislead consumers

12/16/2015
 

Within the new responsibility to check public catering premises since 2015, which includes also vending machines, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) carried out an inspection in the section of vending machines selling hot drinks.

The most significant violation of legislation was detected in relation to composition of beverages or their labelling on the machines. The operators misleadingly labelled instant hot drinks named as “chocolate” without using relevant raw material. To prepare a drink labelled as chocolate, the legislation provides for that a mixture containing cocoa powder in the amount no lower than 25% shall be used. Out of 47 inspected persons, 34 used mixtures with much lower content than required, the content mostly ranged among 6 and 15 %. Similar detection was found out as regards labelling of mixtures – “milk” or “with milk”. The inspections revealed that the operators used instant supplements with milk proteins or lactose, etc. More than two thirds of inspected persons thus violated legislation as they provided consumers with misleading information, although cocoa powder and milk are elementary and expensive ingredients that shall be contained in this sort of beverages.

The inspectors further verified labelling of allergenic substances, cleanness of the machines, setting of the sanitation system, and use of the food contact materials. Out of the total, 6 operators failed to indicate information on the allergenic substances, and 12 provided this information with deficiencies. The remaining part provided satisfactory information.

CAFIA ordered re-labelling of all insufficient beverages and will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the operators. With regard to the unsatisfactory results, CAFIA will carry on performing these inspections.

 

Summary of operators with detected deficiencies:

 

Operator

Allergens

Ingredients vs. labelling of milk:

Ingredients vs. labelling of chocolate, cocoa:

MIXA VENDING

Indicated

OK

Raw material:

Instant cocoa beverage, 13% of defatted cocoa powder

Labelling:

Chocolate, Milk chocolate, Cream chocolate

Automaty Kavamat Vending s.r.o.

Indicated

OK

Raw material:

Venda Chocco 9, 9% of defatted cocoa powder

Labelling:

Chocolate

Coca Cola HBC Česká republika

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream”

Raw material:

Powdered beverage –sweet mix for preparation of cocoa drink with milk, 9% of defatted cocoa powder

 

Labelling:

Chocolate, Strong chocolate, etc.

Jindřich Bydžovský (na benzince Euro Oil)- Dalmayr

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Instant whitener into coffee”

Raw material:

Cocoa - instant mixture of defatted cocoa powder (13%)

Labelling:

Chocolate, Cream chocolate, Chocolate extra

AUTOMATY CZ

Indicated, with deficiencies

In some case instead of milk “Powder supplement of cream into coffee and tea”

Raw material:

Powdered beverage –sweet mix for preparation of cocoa drink with milk (14% cocoa powder with reduced fat content or 9% of cocoa powder with reduced fat content),

Labelling:

Chocolate

Petr Stasiowski

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into hot drinks”

Raw materials:

Cocoa fantasy (10% low fat cocoa powder)

Labelling:

Chocolate with milk

Cream chocolate

Kávové zrnko s.r.o

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Powder supplement into cream”

Raw material:

Instant mixture for preparation of cocoa beverage (14.5% of low fat cocoa powder)

Labelling:

Chocolate, Čoko extra, Čoko milk

DELIKOMAT

Indicated

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into hot drinks”

Raw material:

Alcohol-free cocoa beverage powder (6% of defatted cocoa powder)

Alcohol free beverage with sugar and sweeteners with white chocolate flavour (0% of cocoa powder)

Labelling:

Chocolate,

White chocolate;

Š&Sch. S.r.o.

Indicated, with deficiencies

instead of milk “Powdered/instant supplement of cream”

Raw material:

Instant drink –sweet mixture for preparation of cocoa drinks with milk (9% of cocoa powder with reduced fat content)

Labelling:

Chocolate

LUMO PLUS s.r.o.

Indicated, with deficiencies

OK

OK

Automaty Servis Selecta s.r.o.,

Indicated, with deficiencies

OK

Raw material:

Instant cocoa mixture containing sugar and sweeteners – (13%) content of cocoa with reduced fat content

Labelling:

Chocolate

TOROS CF, v.o.s

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Instant cream supplement”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa beverage – defatted cocoa powder 10,5%

Labelling:

Chocolate

WITT Praha spol. s r.o.,

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk “Powdered supplement of cream into coffee and tea” with only milk protein content”

Raw material for vending machines in public space:

with milk Sweet instant mixture for preparation of cocoa beverages – 14% cocoa powder with reduced fat content

Labelling:

Chocolate

Martin Flegl

NO

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into hot drinks”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink– defatted cocoa powder6%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Dallmayr Vending & Office, k.s.

Indicated, with deficiencies

Instead of milk „Instantní bělidlo do kávy určeno pro automaty“

Raw material:

Instant sweet mixture with cocoa for preparation of beverages – cocoa powder with reduced fat content(13%)

Labelling:

Chocolate

MANI, spol. s r.o.,

Indicated

-

Raw material:

Beverage mixture with chocolate flavour – cocoa with reduced fat content15%

Labelling:

Chocolate crema, chocolate

Vojtěch Hebelka

-

Instead of milk “Milk substitution”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink for the use in vending machines– defatted cocoa powder6%

Labelling:

Chocolate with milk, chocolate

KAJA UnO, s.r.o.

Indicated

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into hot drinks”

OK

HDB s.r.o.

Indicated

Instead of milk “Instant cream supplement”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink– defatted cocoa powder14%

Labelling:

Chocolate

J V M oil, s.r.o.

NO

Instead of milk “Instant cream supplement”

Raw material:

Instant mixture for preparation of cocoa beverage– defatted cocoa powder13,5%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Masna "Pod věží" s.r.o.

NO

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into coffee“

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink– defatted cocoa powder6%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Aleš Crha

-

-

Raw material:

Drink powder with cocoa content - low-fat cocoa powder14%

Labelling:

Hot chocolate

Michaela Krátká

Indicated

OK

Raw material:

Drink powder with cocoa content - low-fat cocoa powder14%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Pekařství Šumava group a.s.

-

-

Raw material:

Instant drink, sweet mixture for preparation of cocoa drink with milk – cocoa powder with reduced fat content9%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Pekárny a cukrárny Náchod, a.s.

Indicated

Instead of milk „Topping powder“

Raw material:

Cocoa – low fat cocoa powder14%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Jana Vinšová

Indicated, with deficiencies

-

Raw material:

Instant sweet mixture with cocoa – cocoa powder with reduced fat content 13%

Labelling:

E.g. chocolate

Miko Káva s.r.o.

Indicated

Instead of milk “Instant supplement of cream into coffee“

Raw material:

Powdered cocoa beverage – cocoa with reduced fat content11%

Labelling:

Hot chocolate

Valdo Cafe Systeme, s.r.o.

NO

Instead of milk „Cappuccino topping“

Raw material:

Premium instant chocolate mixture – cocoa with reduced fat content13%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Avej VENDING s.r.o.

OK

-

Raw material:

Low fat cocoa powder15% NOBO cocoa powder with reduced fat content 14%

Labelling:

Chocolate

BaKo s.r.o.

OK

-

Raw material:

Instant mixture for preparation of cocoa drink – defatted cocoa powder 14,5%

Labelling:

Chocolate

CaffeBar Automaty s.r.o.

OK

Instead of milk “Instant cream supplement”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink – defatted cocoa powder 6%

Labelling:

Chocolate

COSTE czech a.s.

OK

-

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink – defatted cocoa powder 6%

Labelling:

Chocolate

AWITT - Most, s.r.o.

OK

Instead of milk “Instant cream supplement” or “Instant milk addition”

Raw material:

Non-alcoholic cocoa powdered drink– defatted cocoa powder10,5%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Milan Jungbeck - AUTOMATY s.r.o.

NO

Instead of milk “Instant supplement”

Raw material:

Cocoa drink instant – defatted cocoa powder13%

Labelling:

Chocolate

LEVELSPORTKONCEPT s.r.o.

(the operator does not run own vending machines – only offers the machines and provides internet sale of raw materials)

NO

-

Raw material:

Cocoa drink – cocoa powder with reduced fat content 16%

Labelling:

Chocolate

Jiří Tauš

OK

Instead of milk „Coffee creamer“

Raw material:

Cocoa instant mixture – cocoa powder 9%

Labelling:

Chocolate

 

 

Article by: Pavel Kopřiva, the CAFIA Spokesperson, phone:+420 542 426 633