Czech controls find problems with olive oil and meat products

Olive Oil
Published Jan 12, 2024

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Czech controls found that two-thirds of evaluated olive oil samples were non-compliant with European legislation. These findings included oils that were lower quality than stated on the label and did not meet EU regulations for physical, chemical, and sensory parameters. In addition, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority has also warned consumers about frozen goose meat contaminated with Salmonella and uncovered the illegal sale of meat products through social media.
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Czech controls on olive oil have found two-thirds of samples were non-compliant. The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) focused on the quality of olive oils on the domestic market. Overall, 67 percent of evaluated samples failed to meet the requirements of European legislation. The most severe findings were olive oils that did not correspond to the extra virgin label when assessed and were of lower quality. Two samples matched the category lampante oil, which is not meant for retail sale and is intended for further processing. The Czech Republic is not an olive oil-producing country, but it sent samples to an accredited laboratory in Slovenia. The analysis confirmed that of the 21 samples evaluated, 14 were unsatisfactory. These came from Spain, Italy, and Greece. The oils were not extra virgin for ten samples as stated on the label, but lower quality oils. In six cases, inspectors found deficiencies in the labeling. The aim was to check whether extra virgin ...
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