Annual Report 200102/01/2002
- 1. Introduction
- 2.1 Priorities of Inspections Performed in 2001
- 2.2 Overall Surveys of Results of Control
- 2.3 Results of Controls of the Microbiological Requirements
- 2.4 Results of Analyses for Contaminants
- 2.5 Controls of Labelling and Quality
- 2.6 Thematic and Extraordinary Inspections
- 2.6.1 Inspections focusing on food safety
- 2.6.2 Inspections focused on adulterations
- 2.6.3 Complex and other inspections
- 2.7 Inspections in production
- 2.8 Inspections in trade network
- 2.9 Suggestions
- 2.10 Penalties
- 3 Laboratory Activities
- 4 Certification Activities
- 5 Internal Information System
- 6 Personnel Training
- 7 Activities in the Field of Legislation
- 8 Cooperation with Other Authorities and Institutions
- 9 International Relations
- 10 Public Relations
- 11 Conclusion
- 12 Abbreviations and Explanations
The bans of circulation were inflicted on the nonconforming food and tobacco products in the total amount of CZK 29,531,000 in 2001. Of which the share in production amounted to CZK 11,088,000; in retail trade network the share of bans imposed on circulation was recorded in the imported food and tobacco products in the value of CZK 11,933,000 and in domestic products in the value of CZK 6,510,000.
In the course of 2001 the CAFIA inspectors carried out the total of 22,122 separate inspections, of which 8,080 in production; 1,704 in wholesale warehouses; 12,219 in retail shops and 119 in other premises.
For the breach of duties appointed by the respective legislation, in 2001 CAFIA imposed altogether 2,453 penalties in Administrative Procedures amounting to CZK 28,678,000. In determining the amount of penalty the following issues were carefully considered: gravity, manner, length of existence and consequences of a specific illegal act.
In the sphere of international activities CAFIA took an active part in the meetings of leading international organisations and established further official contacts with European authorities and institutions. Communication with the European Commission continued in 2001, for the most part, from the perspective of ongoing harmonisation of the Czech food law with that of EU.
CAFIA was very active in submitting expert amendments and in legislative work on the preparation of rules and regulations, especially in the preparation of a bill on the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (or the State Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority), which is to be fully harmonised with legislation of the European Union.
The year 2001 brought to an end the Phare project on training and education. At the same time the preparatory work on a new project commenced. The new project should help increase efficiency of the CAFIA activities and support the development of a complex information system that will bring into an interface all agencies of public service involved in the food control.