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
The CAFIA makes every effort to publish the maximum amount of information regarding its activities and related issues via its own Internet pages ( www.czpi.cz).
The www pages' appearance and structure changed at the beginning of 2000. This change was made because of the expansion of published information. It was also necessary to separate the Czech and English versions and to present more information at the international level.
Both the Czech and English pages are regularly updated and supplemented. Currently you may find the information on the CAFIA's Internet pages on several levels:
- Current news: topical information on the CAFIA's activities; approaches to inspections; interesting things for consumers; new legal regulations; etc.
- CAFIA's activities: information for consumers (complaints); inspection activities; laboratories; international activities; etc.
- Press news: the CAFIA's press news; published articles; etc.
- Contacts: the CAFIA's organisational structure; contacts at Headquarters and Regional Branches; etc.
- Laws and Decrees: legal regulations according to which the CAFIA performs the inspections.
- Interesting references: references to institutions both in the Czech Republic and abroad the activities of which are related to the CAFIA's web subject (state administration bodies; food-related associations and unions; schools; etc.).
According to the research carried out, the Inspectorate's web pages are extensively used by the public and are highly valued. The statistical data regarding the number of times CAFIA's pages are accessed in individual months proves the importance of publishing the information in this way.
Most instances of access were recorded during April, October, and November. In April, a large amount of new information was published, such as the results of the scheduled inspection of contaminants for 1999, the list of E codes, and information on up-to-date amendments to executing decrees. In October, the report on checking the correctness of food labelling was published. In November, the CAFIA's attitude to genetically modified food, as well as other up-to-date amendments to executing decrees, was published. PHARE seminars for food producers in the Czech Republic, focused on HACCP, were held.
The most frequent hours when people entered the CAFIA's www-pages were 8 - 11 a.m., and 2 - 3 p.m.
In 2000, the most frequently visited files were: The International List of E Codes; Sensitivity to Food; Control of Correct Food Labelling (food 'adulteration'); List of References Related to the CAFIA's Web Issue; New Acts and Decrees; Interesting Issues for Consumers (articles 'Before You Go Shopping', and 'What the Food Package Says'); Seminars for Czech Food Producers within the PHARE Project; and The Legal Framework of the CAFIA's Activities.
Most instances of access to the CAFIA's www pages were from within the Czech Republic. Many people accessing the site were from the USA, mostly from the commercial sector, followed by educators and the governmental sector. The most frequent visitors were from Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Finland, Belgium, and other states.