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CAFIA detected further adulterated foodstuffs sold in leaflet special offer

04/27/2018
 

Another case of adulteration of an outstanding scope was detected during an inspection of meat products placed on the market within a leaflet special offer in Lidl in April 2018. The lots of meat tins mentioned below contained significantly lower content of meat than indicated on the labelling. The content of products made by Pamapol S.A., Wielunska street No. 2, 97-438 Rusiec, Poland was verified by laboratory testing.

Pikok Chalupářské vepřové maso, Sterilovaný masný výrobek (preserved pork meat product) – tin à 300 g, lot: L 1576, BBD: 07.02.2020. The labelling provided information of 89% of meat, however, laboratory testing found 67.5% of meat only.

Pikok Chalupářské vepřové maso, Sterilovaný masný výrobek (preserved pork meat product) – tin à 300 g, lot: L 13586, BBD: 19.09.2019. The labelling provided information of 89% of meat, however, laboratory testing found 75% of meat only.

Pikok Sedlácké vepřové maso, Sterilovaný masný výrobek s přídavkem mléčné bílkoviny (preserved pork meat product with milk protein) – tin à 300 g, lot: L 3301, BBD: 15.03.2020. The labelling provided information of 76.7% of pork, 10% pork ham, however, laboratory testing found 69.2% of meat only.

Pikok Sedlácké vepřové maso, Sterilovaný masný výrobek s přídavkem mléčné bílkoviny (preserved pork meat product with milk protein) – tin à 300 g, lot: L 13326, BBD: 14.09.2019. The labelling provided information of 76.7% of pork, 10% pork ham, however, laboratory testing found 72.3% of meat only.

Pikok Sedlácké vepřové maso, Sterilovaný masný výrobek s přídavkem mléčné bílkoviny (preserved pork meat product with milk protein) – tin à 300 g, lot: L 3301, BBD: 27.11.2019. The labelling provided information of 76.7% of pork, 10% pork ham, however, laboratory testing found 70% of meat only.

Indicating this untrue information, the producer misled consumers as regards the real content of the foodstuffs and CAFIA ordered him to immediately withdraw the deficient lots from the whole retail network. CAFIA also ordered the producer Pamapol S.A., Poland to have all further lots of “Pikok Chalupářské vepřové Maso”, “Pikok Sedlácké vepřové maso” and products of similar type, such as “port tins” analysed on his own expenses  in an accredited laboratory for the real meat content before they are released on the market and consumers thus could not be misled. The seller is also obliged to verify other lots of the given foodstuffs present on the market as regards the meat content.

In its press release of 5th April 2018, CAFIA has already informed of a similar case of significant and systematic adulteration of foodstuffs offered in leaflets and made by the same producer.

CAFIA will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the inspected person and also enters the information on deficient lots into the European system for fight against adulterated foodstuffs (AACS).


Author: Mgr. Pavel Kopřiva , phone : +420 542 426 633