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CAFIA banned one batch of infant water Horský pramen

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority banned packaged infant water Horský pramen (packaging PET bottle 5 litres, best before date 02.08.2010) because laboratory analyses revealed presence of toluen in the above mentioned water. The measured amount of toluen is rather minute, e. g. 0,2 micrograms per litre, however, no foreign organic substances can occur in infant waters in detectable amount.

Consumers do not read data on foodstuffs; these are unreadable for them and in addition, they cease to believe them

In comparison with the year 2005 the number of people who do not pay attention to data on food packaging, has risen. While then 49 % did not read them, today it is already 56 %.

CAFIA reviews the year 2009

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority carried out more than 95 thousand of targeted inspections in 2009, thus 20 thousand controls more than previous year.

CAFIA ordered to withraw the rice flour containing undeclared gluten

Foodstuff labelling is an extensive field of control, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority aims at. Legislation determines a whole range of data that have to be marked on the foodstuff, so that the consumer is as well informed as possible and is able to decide adequately according to his preferences when shopping.

Not even the so-called Pi Water can promise healing or preventive effects

Pi Water began to spread in Europe at the the beginning of the nineties. It is ordinary tap water at which the physical structure was changed by means of various devices for water treatment.

CAFIA keeps controlling foodstuffs from China due to melamine content

Almost a year and a half has passed since the whole world was shaken by the case of melamine in foodstuffs originating in China. Chinese farmers with the awareness of Chinese producers added melamine to milk in order to conceal its unfavourable nutritional values.

Two camions of instant noodles were not released into circulation

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority in cooperation with the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic detained a consignment of instant noodles from China.

CAFIA banned another food supplement

On the basis of suspicion of the State Institute for Drug Control the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority carried out inspection aimed at the food supplement intended for enhancing potency called Intim-x produced in Slovakia. The inspectors took samples of the batch labelled LOT 0021208 with the date of minimum durability 12.2011 into laboratories to verify if it does not contain healing substances which are banned for foodstuffs.

Food supplement containing banned herb was destroyed

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority revealed another dangerous food supplement for erection support. This time, product Golden Erect originating from the Netherland was in question. The product was imported by VaV trading company, Ltd, whereas ODK Magnum, Ltd. running e-shops with food supplements was the only purchaser of this product.

Inspection of bottled waters did not reveal any major non-compliance

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority runs its inspections based on risk assessment principles, i.e. the focal point of inspections are commodities at risk on the food market. Criteria for making a decision on inspection are findings from previous inspections or actual findings of inspectors in the fieldwork. Besides that CAFIA responds to findings of other public authorities, consumer suggestions and mass media as well as consumer associations.