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Warning for consumers: Listeria in meat spread Bulharka

12/01/2016
 

Laboratory analysis of samples taken by the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) during common precautionary sampling at production premises of the delicatessen products confirmed presence of bacterium Listeria monocytogenes in meat spread Bulharka. Foodstuff Bulharka – original made from beef, best before date by 10th December 2016, producer: Svopex food cz s.r.o., Papírenská 724, 73921 Paskov was concerned. CAFIA strongly warns consumers who may have it at home they do not eat it in any case.

Laboratory analysis carried out by CAFIA confirmed bacteria causing listeriosis disease. CAFIA therefore ordered to immediately withdraw the foodstuff in question from the market and suspend production of this foodstuff and similar sorts as well. The ban will remain applicable until safety of the foodstuffs concerned and raw materials for their production is proved. The operator has to submit results of laboratory analysis carried out on his own expenses.

Selling a foodstuff with bacterial contamination, the operator violated applicable legislation, namely he failed to comply with safety requirements laid down by Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs. CAFIA will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the inspected person.

 

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