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
In the course 2001, CAFIA inspectors performed altogether 22,122 inspections. Out of the mentioned number 12, 219 inspections took place in retail trade network; 8,080 in production; 1,704 in wholesale warehouses and 119 in other premises.
During the entire monitored period 13,698 nonconforming samples of food and tobacco products were identified (8,301 nonconforming samples were of domestic origin and 5,397 nonconforming samples represented imported goods).
As to the places of inspection performed, the nonconforming samples were detected in the following numbers: 11,409 in retail trade; 1,799 in production; 462 in wholesale warehouses and 28 in other premises.
- As to the type of analyses carried out, the following numbers of nonconforming samples of food and tobacco products were identified:
- control of microbiological requirements - 3,657
- control of contaminants - 518
- control of labelling - 5,984
- control of qualitative analytical requirements - 1,368
- control of qualitative sensory requirements - 4,350
As for the individual commodities, the highest numbers of nonconforming samples were detected in fresh vegetables (3,196) and fresh fruit (1,671). These were followed by commodities such as: liquors (835), pastries (831), cold meals (818), bakery products (802), meat - meat products (716), wines (704), potatoes (583), poultry - eggs (401), processed fruit - processed vegetables (364) and dairy products (336).
The relatively high numbers of nonconforming samples of the specified commodities need not necessarily reflect a higher percentage of non-conformances in comparison with other commodities. An increased attention focused on the above foodstuffs for various reasons: they are sold and purchased more often and in notably bigger quantities than other foodstuffs, they can be, under specific circumstances, associated with a higher risk of causing harm to the food safety and quality, and more comprehensive target inspections were accomplished due to a temporary development in the production and market, etc.