Illegal sprout production uncovered in Czech Republic

Inspectors at the Czech Republic’s food agency and police have found illegal production of mung bean sprouts.

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) and police officers from Prague discovered the unregistered business operating from a house in the Šeberov area of the capital.

Officials identified sprouts were grown and produced in unsatisfactory hygiene conditions and at an unauthorized premises so used a dye to make sure they could not be sold and the owner was ordered to destroy 120 kilograms of product.

Risky food
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• Five out of 16 weather systems made landfall during the 2020/2021 Cyclone Season. Over 500,000 people were affected and over 219,000 fanning hectares were compromised during the last cyclone season, mostly in Mozambique, but also in Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Malawi, Botswana South Africa.

• 1.14 million people in Madagascar are projected to be food insecure (IPC 3 or above) in April-September 2021, with an

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