Annual Report 200012/31/2000
- 1. Foreword
- 2. Inspection Objectives in 2000
- 3.1. Inspection Activities - General Overview
- 3.2. Inspection Activities - Inspection Results According to Individual Fields and Types of Analysis
- 3.3. Inspection Activities - Subject-oriented Inspections
- 3.4. Inspection Activities - Production Control
- 3.5. Inspection Activities - Retail Control
- 4. Complaints
- 5. Penalties
- 6. Laboratories
- 7. Certification
- 8. Foreign Relationships
- 9. Educational Projects
- 10. Participation in the Development of Legal Regulations
- 11. Cooperation with Other State Administration Bodies
- 12. Information for the Public
- 13. The Internet
- 14. Internal Information System
- 15. Conclusion
- 16. Abbreviations and explanations
PHARE SPAN Inspectorate Food and Agricultural Czech the of Support - 9809-04-01&02 CZ
In the middle of 2000, an extensive project was commenced involving educational seminars intended for CAFIA operatives and for food producers in the Czech Republic. The project was paid for from the PHARE program; for its execution, the company Irish Agri-Food Development was chosen.
During the seminars for CAFIA employees, virtually all inspectors involved in checking critical points in production and in checking fresh fruit and vegetable quality were professionally trained (according to individual commodities). The CAFIA's employees were also trained in the sphere of European food legislation and the GMO issue. In 2001, the seminars above will be followed up by the training organised and paid for by TAIEX; this training will be held in one of the EU member countries.
In 2000, the first series of seminars intended for Czech food producers were also held; the subject of the seminars was the introduction of the critical point system into production. These seminars will be followed in 2001 by similar seminars for small producers, for example, of bakery products, wines, and fresh fruit and vegetables. The seminars can assist the producers to determine and record critical points, thus fulfilling the conditions for the production of safe food.
In 2001, other seminars on fresh fruit and vegetable quality control for producers will take place; importers and retailers may also participate in these seminars.
The project, whose total value exceeds 12 million CZK, will be finished in June of the next year. Until then, more than 30 various courses and seminars will have taken place, both for CAFIA employees and for Czech food producers. The project will assist in establishing conditions for the implementation of the new European policy regarding food safety, based on continuous control of the whole food chain and on transferring the main responsibility for food safety to the producer.
Seminars organised in cooperation with the French DGCCRF
Within the cooperation with the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Protection, and Suppressing Adulteration (DGCCRF), seminars for CAFIA employees were held, as in previous years; the seminars were focused on increasing skills in the area of inspecting and laboratory work and on acquiring further knowledge of EC legislation.
In 2000, the seminars were held on using information technology for management; on food adulteration; on wine and spirit inspection; and on metrology.
The CAFIA employees also participated in residential study courses, organised in cooperation with the DGCCRF and held at the French Directorate.
In 2000, residential courses focused on monitoring foodstuffs for special diets took place, as well as practices in the microbiological laboratories, and a course focusing on economics.