The Rosselkhoznadzor fined Auchan for cadmium in sunflower seeds

MOSCOW, October 19. The Rosselkhoznadzor informed about the latest results of the audits of the retail network “Auchan” company is fined on 200 thousand rubles for excess content of cadmium in sunflower seeds. The violation was identified in the hypermarket “Auchan” in Solnechnogorsk district of Moscow region in September 2015.

During the test, were selected the samples of grain and products of its processing, to check for compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union “On safety of food products” and “On safety of grain”. The audit revealed that in the samples of sunflower seeds from the Altai region, the content of toxic element cadmium exceeded the norm by 1.3 times.

“For this violation LLC “Auchan” brought to administrative responsibility in the form of imposing of an administrative fine in the amount of 200 thousand rubles”, – reported in the Rosselkhoznadzor.

In late July, the Rosselkhoznadzor reported the detection of disturbances in some shops “Auchan” in Moscow region. In particular, they found improper labeling, artificial prolongation of shelf life of meat products, the use of expired sausages in the manufacture of pizza. Besides, the Rosselkhoznadzor found foreign DNA in pork and beef stuffing, and also Salmonella, Listeria and exceeding the content of a group of bacteria Escherichia coli in some meat products. In September, the Rosselkhoznadzor has repeatedly reported violations in selected hypermarkets “Auchan” in Moscow region.

Disorders are related to meat and fish products, storage conditions which did not meet the standards. In addition, a loss labeling requirements and veterinary – sanitary rules of gathering, recycling and destruction of biological waste. In addition, there were revealed violations of legislation on phytosanitary and plant quarantine. In October, the Rosselkhoznadzor informed also about the detection of violations in hypermarkets “Auchan” in Samara and Kostroma – they also referred to eat meat products.