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
In 2000, the CAFIA ensured the mandatory certification of foodstuffs pursuant to Article 4 of the Decree No. 220/98 Coll. of the Ministry of Agriculture. In April 2000, this Decree was amended, and the number of foodstuffs for which the certification had been mandatory had decreased. In August of the same year, the Act on Foodstuffs was amended, which brought about the cancellation of Decree No. 220/98 Coll. of the Ministry of Agriculture, effective as of January 1, 2001.
The CAFIA arranges for non-mandatory certification upon the request of producers, particularly for export of food or raw materials. The scope and type of the tests are usually determined according to the requirements of the foreign customer.
The CAFIA has been accredited by the CIA, the National Accreditation Body, according to CSN EN 45011, as the certification body. Based on the accreditation certificate, it is entitled to carry out certification of foodstuffs. Currently, a scheduled audit by the CIA is being prepared, which will check whether the CAFIA has complied with the conditions on which it was granted the accreditation certificate.
Based on the intergovernmental agreement for facilitation of food exports to the Russian Federation, the Russian authorities GOSSTANDART (equivalent of the Czech UNMZ) and GOSKOMSANEPIDNADZOR (hygiene service) accredited the CAFIA as the only Czech Republic body in the area of food allowed to do food certification within the Russian GOST R system. Based on this accreditation, the CAFIA can conduct laboratory tests on food, including the evaluation of results according to Russian standards and regulations. Last year, an audit by both these Russian authorities was successfully completed, resulting in the extension of the CAFIA's accreditation for another three years.