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Retail Surveillance Sampling Programme during Covid-19 pandemic

Retail Surveillance Sampling Programme during Covid-19 pandemic - Results

England and Wales specific

A total of 1010 surveillance samples were purchased and analysed by OLs for compliance against relevant legislation.

Last updated: 19 June 2024
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Last updated: 19 June 2024
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Table 7: Sample numbers and compliance by sub project

Number of samples

Project     Purchased Compliant Non-Compliant Inconclusive %Compliance

P1 Meat Composition and Speciation

300

179   121 59.7%  
P2 Fish Speciation 100 96 4   96.0%
P3 Spices Adulteration and contamination 375 336 38 1 89.6%
P4 Rice/Pasta Authenticity 65 56 6 3 86.2%
P5 Undeclared Milk  140 132 8   94.3%
P6 Undeclared Gluten 30 30 0   100.0%
Total 1010 829 177 4 82.1%

Results are presented in Figures 1 to 7 (Project Overview and each of the sub projects P1 to P6) and highlight the following key areas.

Project Headlines Table:

  • number of samples.
  • number of compliant samples reported as satisfactory.
  • number of non-compliant samples reported as unsatisfactory.
  • % Non-compliance (which will be explained further in the discussion).

Sample Numbers Graph:

  • total number of samples by Project or Product Type.
  • numbers of compliant, non-compliant and inconclusive samples.

Retail Outlet Type Table:

  • numbers of samples purchased from the different retail outlet types.
  • project summary – % Split of purchases across retail types.
  • P1 to P6 - % Non-compliance by retail type.

Surveillance Sampling Locations Map:

  • purchase location of samples.

 Figure 1: Project Overview
 

Project Headlines Table	Number of samples Number of compliant samples reported as satisfactory. Number of non-compliant samples reported as unsatisfactory.	% Non-compliance (which will be explained further in the discussion).

Figure 2: P1 Mince and Processed Meat Composition and Speciation

Mice and Processed Meat Project Headlines, Retail outlet type and sampling locations

Figure 3: P2 Fish and Fish Product Speciation

Fish and Fish Product project headlines, retail out let type and sampling locations.

Figure 4: P3 Spice and Herb Authenticity and Contamination

Spice and Herb Project Headlines, Retail outlet type and sampling locations

Figure 5: P4 Rice and Pasta Authenticity

Rice and Pasta- project headlines, outlet type and sampling locations.

Figure 6: P5 Undeclared Milk 

Undeclared Milk Allergens. Project headlines, Outlet type and sampling locations.

Figure 7: P6 Undeclared Gluten

Undeclared Gluten Allergen. Project headlines, Retail outlet Type and Sampling locations
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