Permanent misleading of consumers by Polish producer in Kaufland05/29/2012
Significant quality malpractices with cocoa products under brand Grande, which are distributed only by company Kaufland into the CR, were detected repeatedly by CAFIA. At the end of 2011, by 20% lower cocoa content compared to the information given on the labelling was detected at instant cocoa beverage Grande Cocoa. The producer adulterated cocoa powder by cheaper saccharose, and Kaufland had to withdraw the product from retail network. In April CAFIA proved adulteration of the same product by ground husks - the way of adulteration that is more difficult to detect. The seller had to withdraw two lots of the beverage. Despite this Kaufland did not stop cooperation with an undefined Polish producer who continued with adulteration, and the Inspection Authority detected adulteration of cocoa with ground cocoa husks again. Consistent – approximately 20% level of the adulterated content and the time span between the single cases indicate that it is not technological indiscipline but intentionally set system.