Checking of coffee labelling: three false declarations in Switzerland
As part of the international OPSON VIII operation, coordinated by Europol and INTERPOL, thirteen European countries checked that coffee had been correctly declared. Three false declarations were found in Switzerland. Arabica coffee beans had been replaced by cheaper Robusta beans despite the label stating “100% Arabica coffee”.
Compliance with the maximum levels for ochratoxin A in coffee beans was also checked during the tests. Ochratoxin A is a harmful mycotoxin that can be produced if coffee beans are handled incorrectly. None of the 58 samples exceeded the maximum level for ochratoxin A.
Last modification 21.06.2019