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 selected inspectors verified their working with notebooks directly in the fieldwork during inspections when they could print right on spot protocols, partial protocols and bans. Assessment of this activity showed that the legibility and layout of the inspection materials improved and awareness of the inspectors increased, on the other side, it pointed out that it is necessary to change the specialised software applications so that the documents could be printed during the field work automatically based on the loaded data about the particular inspection.
A considerable progress arrived also in the field of corporate Intranet. Intranet was installed in the headquarters at the end of 2000 and was gradually loaded with various types of internal documents all through 2001 (methodical instructions, organisational rules and manuals, directives of the General Manager, etc.), as well as with external regulations and documents (EU Directives, Codex Alimentarius instructions, CSN standards). Moreover, it is possible to publish in the Intranet the ongoing reports on the events organised and controlled by the headquarters, planned controls for contaminants, up-to-date reports on infringement of food safety regulations and the latest results of media monitoring.
Since 1996 CAFIA has been using its own information system whose principal programs are "Inspections" and "Laboratory Activities". This system has been modified and completed a few times in the course of its service. The biggest problem of the current period is that the data gathered during inspections are not fully available on-line for the entire organisation. Therefore, CAFIA is getting ready for the transition to the internet/intranet technological platform. The goal is to create a client/server application for the on-line data collection from both the inspections and laboratory activities via web interface to one central server and differentiated remote access to data functioning on the basis of access right for various staff categories. The creation of one unified system would refer to the subsystems for Inspections, Laboratory Activities, CAFIA Surveys, Complaints, Certification of Fruit and Vegetables, and Economy. Questions and selection within the system would be made both using patterns for typical questions and the proper question fabrication. The IS should maintain all functions and majority of outputs of the existing system and should make the maximum use of the corporate hardware sources.
The initial step of this design was a study about the new information system that was worked out by an external company by the end of 2001. It will serve in later period as the basis for implementation of the new information system that should increase essentially the communication support of both inspectors and the CAFIA management.