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03/06/2009

Product containing melamine was withdrawn from the market

Since September of the previous year, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority has been carrying out inspections focused on foodstuffs originating from China because of possible occurence of melamine.
02/27/2009

Year 2008 is finally concluded

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority continues in increasing efficiency of its control activities. This results in gradual reduction of administration connected with supervision, increasing the effectivity of the information system where all data is entered, as well as permanent accent on training of inspectors. Activities carried out in 2008 reflect such effort
02/09/2009

CAFIA banned a dangerous food supplement that should enhance sexual potency

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority banned sale of the food supplement ErMax Plus intended for enhancing potency (expiry date: November 2011) because it contained tadalafil, a substance which is forbidden for use in foodstuffs.
02/05/2009

Project of cross-border cooperation with Slovakia was launched in Trenčianské Teplice

The project of the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority and its Slovak counterpart the State Veterinary and Food Administration was launched today by the initial conference held in Trenčianské Teplice. The aim of the project is to enhance cooperation and establish personal contacts between inspectors in cross-border regions of the Slovak and Czech Republic in the filed of official food inspection. The project is funded mainly by the European Fund for Regional Development.
02/04/2009

CAFIA detained 20 tonnes of contaminated peanuts at the border

Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) did not release onto the market a consignment of peanuts in which an excessive amount of aflatoxins was revealed by laboratory analyses. The consignment in total weight of 20 tonnes contained 800 sacks of shelled unroasted peanuts of Chinese origin.
01/28/2009

Handicapped people have better access to CAFIA websites now

CAFIA launched a new version of its websites on www.szpi.gov.cz. At the first glance, they seem to differ only slightly from the previous version, nevertheless, they incorporate a significant modification for handicapped users.
01/09/2009

Food Inspection Authority checked beef meat originating from Ireland

In connection with the case of Irish meat contamined with dioxins, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority examined the origin of packaged jointed meat marketed in retail chains.
12/22/2008

CAFIA detained 18 tons of peanuts at the border

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority in collaboration with the Customs Administration in Prague detained a dangerous consignment of peanuts at the border.
12/19/2008

CAFIA gained two projects in the last call of Transition Facility programme

Even the increased number of interested subjects of public administration could not prevent the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority from successful gaining two grants from remaining financial resources of the EU Transition Facility programme. This programme was established to help accessing countries in areas where the administrative and institutional capacity was not sufficient so far in comparison with existing member countries. Originally, the programme was intended for 3 years only, but the European Commission enabled its extension until 2008.
12/19/2008

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority defended the ISO 9001:2001 certificate

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority has obtained the certificate of quality management system for “Performance of activities of administrative authority carrying out state supervision in the field of foodstuffs and selected products“ already in 2005.