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09/05/2008

Food Inspection Authority revealed misleadingly labelled milk in retails

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) recently found misleadingly labelled milk on the market which failed to comply with the information given on the labelling.
08/22/2008

Company LIHO Blanice produced spirits with excessive methanol content

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) forbade production of spirits in company LIHO Blanice Co., Ltd last week. This is due to laboratory analyses´ results which proved excessive amount of dangerous methanol in several samples from production of this company. As an extensive case is concerned, representatives of the Customs Office in Tábor were also invited to the control.
08/11/2008

Food Inspection Authority banned sale of two tons of jams

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority keeps making effort to reveal adulterated foodstuffs or cases of deceiving consumers. Both practices lead to the fact that foodstuffs pretending to be something they are not occur on the market and consumers have not many chances how to identify them. Based upon experience from previous controls, CAFIA focused its attention on control of jams and marmalades.
08/06/2008

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority did not release a consignment of jelly mini-cups to the CR

The Customs Authorities warned last week the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority of a consignment of jelly sweets from Vietnam. Prague company TY ASIA FOOD, s.r.o. attempted to import it to the CR. During the check of the consignment, inspectors found that it contained 365 kg of jelly in plastic cups of various fruit flavours. All batches contained jelling substance carrageenan (E407). However, the European Commission has already in 2004 issued a Decision which bans sale and import of jelly in shape of mini-cups containing additives produced from seaweeds and certain gums. Carrageenan falls into this category. From this reason, CAFIA did not release the consignment to the CR.
08/06/2008

Food Inspection Authority warns against soy sauce containing dangerous substance

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority received through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed information that soy sauce originating from Vietnam containing exceeded levels of 3-MCPD (3-monochlorophane-1,2-diol) could appear on the Czech market. The limit laid down by legislation is 20 micrograms per one kilogram, however, laboratory tests revealed that the sauce in question contained 75,5 micrograms per one kilogram.
07/29/2008

Companies Nové lahůdky Sixta and Zemědělské obchodní družstvo Ludmírov can relaunch production

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority forbade, due to Listeria monocytogenes detection, production at Nové lahůdky Sixta (Ostrava-Kunčice) and at Zemědělské obchodní družstvo Ludmírov – cold meals manufacturing (Jesenec) last week.
07/28/2008

The Czech Republic has been contribuing to the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed for five years

What to do when an inspection authority reveals that a Czech company is distributing a dangerous food abroad? Where shall the authority find specific information when scaremongering concerning Italian production and distribution of the so-called recycled cheese is going on? This is exactly the situation when the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is to be used. In this system, centrally managed by the European Commission, all the EU Member States are engaged.
07/18/2008

CAFIA banned production in two companies due to Listeria detection

Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) banned, due to Listeria monocytogenes detection, production and distribution of delicatessen at Zemědělské obchodní družstvo Ludmírov – cold meals manufacturing (Jesenec) and at Nové lahůdky Sixta (Ostrava-Kunčice).
06/24/2008

Transition Facility project ENCA was completed

Project entitled Enhancing the Food Law Enforcement by the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) was completed.
06/24/2008

Statement by Podravka-Lagris of 19 June - unauthorized genetically modified rice

Products concerned are being immediately withdrawn from the market, replaced by new products and the matter is being discussed with the Italian supplier who guaranteed the absence of GMO by all necessary certificates