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Fine to fødevaregigant: Continued sale of dangerous ferrets

Many will remember how the chocolate factory, Tom's a year ago was unveiled in to try to hide the fact that could be pointed poly sheets as they in the bl.a. A

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Fine to fødevaregigant: Continued sale of dangerous ferrets

Many will remember how the chocolate factory, Tom's a year ago was unveiled in to try to hide the fact that could be pointed poly sheets as they in the bl.a. Anthon Berg's marcipanbrød.

Now the country's largest producer of frozen vegetables, Frigodan, ended up in a case that may remind you of the.

Frigodan, which is formally called Ardo A/S, of Fødevarekontrollen scored a fine of 80,000 crowns to the number of consumer safety.

It turns out that Frigodans kvalitetsfolk stuck his head in the sand like an ostrich, after a Føtex or Bilka customer for just under two months ago - 23. October - alerted them about having found a large piece of hard plastic in a bag of frozen so-called rodfritter.

instead, in order to warn other consumers waited Frigodan barely a month to warn that there could be such plaststykker in 'Our Rodfritter', according to this report from fødevaremyndighederne.

the First 21. november people were warned via According to the tilbagetrækningssystem.

'There has been found a piece of hard plastic, and then we go out from a precautionary approach into and withdraw the product', said Ardo A/S to the 21. november.

'ARDO A/S revokes Our Rodfritter, as the surveys conducted by the department at ARDO A/S has shown that there is a risk for the incidence of blue hard plastic', it sounded also on the same day from Ardo.

But it was not the whole truth.

For the first study was rather made by the customer, which took the 15-centimetre-long plastic piece - and not of the department.

secondly, it was a bit of a stretch to claim that the man acted from a principle of prudence. For not only waited Ardo 29 days to warn people. Already 4. October there was a breach in pakkelinjens conveyor belt, which led to the risk of plastic in rodfritterne.

Fødevarekontrollen have checked to see if Ardo 4. October wrote a so-called afvigelsesrapport, as Ardo, according to the rules of its own undertakes to prepare, when there is an error in the production.

A afvigelsesrapport for example, describe what Ardo specifically made to protect consumers against health hazards caused by the error.

But Ardo did not a so-called afvigelsesrapport.

instead Ardo to Fødevarekontrollen subsequently orally assured, that you 'repaired the conveyor and discarded the product, which were on the pakkelinjen ...'

But all the evidence is that Ardo in this case was not thorough enough. For rodfritterne with plastic was packed 4. October.

the Extra Leaf has Thursday in Ardos hours been in contact with Ardo, however, without receiving a response to criticism from the Danish veterinary and food administration.

the Extra Leaf has also been in contact with the sales and marketing director Lars Olsen, who is gone on holidays and will not comment. He refers to that Ardo can be contacted in the morning on Friday within normal business hours.

Rodfritterne, which may contain plastics, are produced 4. October and with the best-before-date 3. november 2020.

Case map:

4. October: There is a break in the Ardos production facilities.

23. October: Ardo receive a complaint. The customer complains of, that there is a 9 times 15 centimeter large piece of plastic in a bag rodfritter produced the 4. October and sold under the Salling Group's private label 'Our'.

20. november: the Production plant again in pieces.

21. november: First now konktakter Ardo Danish veterinary and food administration with a view to clarification of whether the rodfritter packed 4. October 2018 was withdrawn from the consumers.

26. november: Ardo will visit Fødevarekontrollen, which provides for a fine of dkk 80,000. for noel.

The writing Fødevarekontrollen

'Bødeforelæg of dkk 80,000. is submitted. The following is found: the Company received the 23. October 2018 a complaint made to the pga. a discovery of a large piece of hard plastic (approx. 9x15 cm) in a bag of frozen rodfritter, which was packed the 4. October 2018. First, the 21. november 2018, the company contacted the Fda for clarification of whether the rodfritter, packed the 4. October 2018 would be revoked or simply withdrawn from the market.'


'Provided general guidance on the responsibility for the withdrawal of dangerous food products.'

Read the inspection report here.

According to the withdrawal here.

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