The leader of the Belarusian spice market "relaxed"?
For many years the company "Gurmina" has been the largest producer of spices in the Republic of Belarus. We can find their products on the counter of the store, in the kitchen of a restaurant or cafe. The company's catalog contains a wide range of spices and herbs, sauces and marinades, confectionery additives and other packaged products.
Is the information on the label of this company reliable?? Unfortunately no, even if it concerns the leader.
Grodno Regional Inspectorate of the Gosstandart during inspections in shopping facilities. Grodno samples of packaged products were selected, the net weight of which was significantly different from that indicated on the package.
So, According to the results of tests carried out in an accredited testing laboratory, underinvestments in the packages of prepackaged products "Gurmina". Here are some examples:
PREPARATION OF HOPS SUNELI. DRY SPICES, Net weight 30 g: the party had 5 (five) packing units weighing from 23,9 g to 24,6 g, ie. exceeding the double limit of permissible negative deviations was 5,4 g, and the average batch content did not exceed 85 % from the declared.
Mustard powder, Net weight 100 g: from the selected lot did not correspond to that indicated in the marking 100 % packing units, the underweight was more than 10 g.
White peppercorns, Net weight 15 g: from the selected lot did not correspond to that indicated in the marking 100 % packing units. The party had 30 (thirty) packing units weighing from 11,4 g to 12,3 g, ie. exceeding the double limit of permissible negative deviations was 2,7 g.
Whole carnation, Net weight 15 g: average batch content did not exceed 73 % from the declared. Also, the batch contained underweight packaged products 6,2 g, that was 41 %.
SPICE FOR SALTING AND MARINATING "JUICY TOMATOES". DRY SPICES, Net weight 40 g: there was an underweight seasoning in the batch 10,1 g.
Based on the results of inspections by the Grodno Regional Inspectorate of the State Standard, orders were issued to prohibit the sale of prepackaged goods that do not meet the requirements of the legislation on ensuring the uniformity of measurements.
draw your attention to, BUYERS, that for the control of packaged goods in the trading floors of trade facilities there are control scales, where you can always outweigh the goods, doubtful.