CAFIA Annual Report for 200203/12/2003
- Contents and Introduction
- 2. Organisational Structure and Its Changes
- 3. Inspections
- 3.2 Overall Surveys of Results of Inspections
- 3.3 Results of Control of Microbiological Requirements
- 3.4 Results of Control of Contaminants
- 3.5 Food Labelling and Quality Controls
- 3.6 Thematic and Extraordinary Inspections
- 3.7 Inspections in Production Premises
- 3.8 Inspections in the Trade Network
- 3.9 Suggestions
- 3.10 Sanctions
- 4. Laboratory Activities
- 5. Certification
- 6. Information and Communication System
- 7. Personnel Training
- 8. Legislative Activities
- 9. Cooperation with other authorities and Institutions
- 10. International Relations
- 11. Communication with the public
- 12. Conclusion
- 13. Abbreviations and Explanations
9. Cooperation with other authorities and Institutions
The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority cooperates with a number of other authorities and institutions in carrying on its own activities.
CAFIA received a lot of specific data from the Directorate General of Customs Tariffs on food imports from foreign countries, which were useful in the planning of inspections. These data concerned importations of wine or foodstuffs that had to be inspected in connection with crises abroad.
CAFIA collaborated with the Central Control and Testing Institute of Agriculture in the inspections of wine, which is a surveillance body for viticulture (in training of the CAFIA inspectors, in providing information about the newly classified wine varieties, in providing further information necessary for the inspections).
CAFIA extended its cooperation with the State Health Institute and State Institute for Drug Control especially with respect to the inspections of foodstuffs for special dietary uses carried out in 2002.
CAFIA and the Office for Industrial Property cooperated in performing inspections of detergents and soap products to verify the registered trademarks, and with the Department of Police of the Czech Republic in considering the accomplishment of elements of a crime, e.g., in judging if a product inspected was not an adulteration.
On request of the Interdepartmental Committee for the settlement of iodine deficit in the Czech Republic, established at the State Health Institute, CAFIA pursued monitoring with the focus on gaining data about the current situation in the use of edible salt fortified with iodine in the production premises manufacturing baked products. The results of inspection are utilised, as one of the sources, to facilitate settling of the situation of iodine deficit in the Czech Republic.
CAFIA cooperates with other institutions of public administration on regular basis (authorities of the public health protection, Czech Trade Inspection, State Veterinary Administration, Department of Police of the Czech Republic), for the most part in receiving suggestions for inspections on the basis of competences of a particular state body.