Customs controls of non-alcoholic beers and other beverages result in import ban on four consignments due to additives
Customs has prepared for ensuring a safe upcoming summer and festive season by conducting more controls of non-alcoholic beverages such as beers, ciders and wines. Customs prohibited imports of four beverages, as they were found to contain additives. Furthermore, Customs issued a notice for more than half of the controlled product batches due to insufficient package labels.
Customs prohibited imports of four product batches that were found to contain additives. The rejected products originated in the United Kingdom and Germany. Customs prohibited imports of three brands of non-alcoholic beer, as they were found to contain levels of sorbic acid that were too high for the product category in question. The fourth banned product batch comprised an organically produced tea-based festive beverage. It contained a preservative that a product of this kind must not contain.
Moreover, Customs issued a notice on more than half of the controlled batches. Most of the 21 notices were issued for beverages brought in from EU countries. Customs issued notices due to defects in package labels, such as incorrectly listed ingredients. Customs noted that the package labels of several products had insufficient information on allergens.