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
3.7 Inspections in Production Premises
Within the framework of inspections that were supposed to be carried out in the production premises in 2002, the total of 8,923 inspections took place, visiting 4,350 production premises (production places), of which some were inspected repeatedly. With respect to commodities the highest number of inspections were carried out in bakehouses, in the manufacturing premises of cold meals and in the confectioneries.
The system of critical points represented the scope of inspections in 5,821 cases. The inspections showed that the current level of implementation of the system of critical points in the production of foodstuffs is at the highest level in all its history. At the end of 2002 the basic assumption for an accurate (functional) system was met already in 73.36 % of the assessed production premises and non-compliances were detected only in 20.64 % of the production premises assessed (the system had not been implemented yet or it was in different stages of progress in some production premises).
In addition to inspections of the implementation of the system of critical points, CAFIA focused, in 2002, also on the inspection of further requirements stipulated in the legal regulations. The total of 3,156 inspections performed in the production premises focused on the food safety. The infringement of food safety requirements was identified in 150 inspections (i.e. 4.75 %). 2,266 inspections focused on the accomplishment of the imposed corrective actions. And it was detected in the curse of 254 inspections (i.e. 11.21 %) that the entity or person inspected did not fulfill the actions imposed.
In connection with the prepared new regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture No. 451/2002, Coll. of L., on conditions and requirements for the operational and personal hygiene in the production of foodstuffs, with the exception of foodstuffs of animal production, CAFIA carried out, in 2002, the so-called exploratory research within the scope of inspections in the production premises and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Agriculture. The research focused on the production premises, ensuring, in the whole, a decisive share of the food production. The centre of monitoring was a potential reflection of the new proposed regulation in practice. Yet, the source for a proposal of the new regulations was a draft, which was at disposal in June 2002, i.e. after settling down a circulation of a draft regulation for comments. The total of 752 production premises were assessed. It came out that the producers had problems, in particular, with an appropriate equipment of buildings.
Within the framework of inspections carried out in the production premises in 2002, CAFIA participated in a project of the Ministry of Agriculture on drawing subsidies from the grant programs. The project was to support enhancement of competitiveness of the Czech food industry. CAFIA issued certificates for the applicants from the industrial circles announcing the commencement of production of foodstuffs and, then, carried out, immediately, inspections of the system of critical points. The total of 36 entities were inspected.