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
Certification of Fruit and Vegetables
The CAFIA inspectors issued certificates for fresh fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. In accordance with the European Commission Directive No 902/2002 of 30 May 2002 CAFIA was authorised to be an official Czech Certification Authority for exports of fresh fruit and vegetables into the countries of European Union. The guideline became effective on 20 June 2002. The scope of certification is to enhance the possibilities of local producers to gain position in the foreign markets. The certification rules apply also to re-export.
CAFIA issued altogether 217 certificates for exports of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2002 (representing 2,750,288 KGs of the certified goods).
Certification of wine
Since 1992 CAFIA has been authorised by the Committee for Wine of the EU Commission to issue certificates for the export of grape wine from the CR into the EU countries. The international certificates were issued on the basis of results of the respective analyses performed by an accredited CAFIA laboratory. In 2002 CAFIA issued the total of 317 certificates for wine exports to the Slovak Republic, Germany, Finland, Croatia, Sweden, Japan, the Netherlands and Belgium (in total 742,317 litres of wine).
Certification in the Russian GOST R system
In the course of the year 2002 CAFIA certified foodstuffs in the GOST R system. CAFIA was granted the accreditation for this system by the authorities of the Russian Federation (Gosstandart, Goskomsanepidnadzor). In 2002 the total of 70 final protocols were issued serving as the source materials for certificates to be issued in the GOST R system (the certificates are issued by the Certification centre Gosstandart, the Information and Certification Centre of the Russian federation in Prague).
CAFIA was to ensure certification of foodstuffs in the non-regulated sphere on the basis of the requests of producers. The certificates were issued, for the most part, for exports of goods; therefore the range of tests to be pursued is determined, as a rule, in accordance with the requirements of a foreign customer. Within the scope of voluntary certification the total of 74 certificates were issued in 2002.