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06/01/2010

Also poultry meat can contain allergens

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority has already many times warned of the obligation of producers to indicate the presence of allergens on the food packaging. This year, CAFIA has already warned for example against rice flour with undeclared gluten, filled peppers and raisins which both contained undeclared sulphur dioxide. Waffles of which labelling failed to indicate peanuts were also withdrawn from the market.
05/25/2010

Not everything for free is good

Foodstuffs may reach consumers in different ways: These days foodstuffs are commonly sold in tobacco shops, drugstores, clothes shops, by means of the Internet or at various sales presentations. Foodstuffs are often offered for free, for example within sales promotion or as a present to the purchased goods. However, these foodstuffs also have to comply with the requirements of the legislation, namely as far as hygiene and food safety are concerned.
05/20/2010

How to handle foodstuffs in flooded areas

Water in flooded areas is subsiding slowly and so the time of cleaning and removal of losses is coming. In this connection, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority reminds the rules for safe handling foodstuffs.
05/13/2010

CAFIA’s opinion on the erroneous interpretation of pesticide incidence in organic food

Similarly to previous years, also this year CAFIA published the Report on Results of Planned Foreign Substances Inspection in Foodstuffs in 2009 on its websites. The results of pesticide residue analyses in organic food were interpreted by some media totally erroneously and in a misleading way. Therefore we consider it desirable to provide our opinion in this matter.
05/11/2010

Food Inspection Authority detected two products containing non-declared allergen in retail network

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority banned marketing of two products of which labelling failed to indicate sulfur dioxide even though they contained it.
05/04/2010

CAFIA solved the case of business practices of the company NaturaMed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority launched administrative proceedings with the company NaturaMed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. which distributes three sorts of food supplements by means of mail order sale, internet shopping and telemarketing in the Czech and Slovak Republic.
04/30/2010

CAFIA greets annulment of trading licence of company E.S.E., s.r.o.

Last year's regular inspection of half-fermented wine brought a great surprise. In total, ten samples of adulterated half-fermented wine were detected of which six originated from one company, namely company E.S.E., s.r.o. based in Miroslav.
04/29/2010

Analyses revealed Listeria in delicatessen salad

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority banned production of company TOTO – production of delicatessen products, s.r.o based in Česká Skalice, as laboratory analyses revealed presence of bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in its products. Namely, the product in question was Rumcajs Salad (packaged in plastic cups a 140 g, use-by date 2. 5. 2010).
04/02/2010

More than 700 kilograms of raisins with undeclared allergen got onto the Czech market

Cereals containing gluten, almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, peanuts, milk, soya, mustard, celery, fish, crustaceans, eggs, etc. – there are allegies to all of these foodstuffs. People suffering from them have to accommodate their diet to limit in it or exclude from it completely the foodstuff, they are allergic to.
03/25/2010

Contamination source of infant water Horský pramen was revealed

In first two weeks of March the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority warned the public of two batches of infant water Horský pramen in five litre packagings at which the contamination with foreign organic substances (e. g. toluene, chloroform, dichlorbrommethane) was confirmed by means of laboratory analyses.