Albert and Kaufland Were Selling Dangerous Food and Misleading Customers
Brno, August 8 (BD) – The Regional Court of Brno has issued two fines: 800 thousand crowns for Albert and 1.08 million crowns for Kaufland. The stores lost the cases against the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority. Photo: Maxpixel
The Food Inspection found 7 major issues at Kaufland stores. Firstly, a customer that bought fish fingers found only 30 instead of 36. Then, the tomatoes and oranges had the wrong country of origin written on the label. Customers could buy several types of “Best” pate that contained soy. The allergen was not mentioned on the packaging, Czech news server Aktualne.cz reported yesterday.
The stewed ham B-Unipack that was offered in the stores contained only 8% of protein, although the minimum requirement for ham is 10%. Vegetables and fruits were also in a very poor condition, unsuitable for sale. “15% of carrots sold in Kaufland had mold,” Pavel Kopřiva, a spokesman of Inspection Authority mentioned for Aktualne.cz.
Ahold (Albert supermarkets) had similar problems with fruits and vegetables. “In addition to that, they were selling liver, chicken thighs and sausages that were past their expiration date,” Kopřiva added.
Czech food stores are frequent receivers of fines from the Food Inspection. Last year the issued fines amounted to 127 million crowns and 141 million the year before.