A number of quality control and labelling violations have been detected in imported Polish dairy products, according to Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service.
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

Higher than permitted levels of enterobacteriaceae have been found in granular curd [grūdėta varškė] in tests and Lithuanian authorities said this meant that hygiene requirements had not been followed or that the production line for the products had been contaminated.

Instances of misleading dairy labelling were also detected with yogurt drinks and cream cheese showing a different composition than indicated on the package in laboratory tests. The Lithuanian authorities said the products had higher levels of preservatives.

Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service said that the products found to have violated regulations had been removed from the shelves of major store chains in Lithuania.

Deividas Kliučinskas, the deputy director of State Food and Veterinary Service claimed that the quality of Lithuanian dairy products was higher because all milk processing plants have strict control and monitoring systems.


Liubajevas proposed for head of border guard service

Lithuania's Ministry of the Interior is nominating Rustamas Liubajevas , head of the ministry's...

Lithuania opens visa centers in US

Lithuanian visa centers have been opened in the United States , Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign...

Ruling parties fail in their bid to have election threshold lowered

The ruling parties in Lithuania have failed in their bid to have the existing election threshold for...

Researchers: Lithuanian author Cvirka actively collaborated with Soviets

Petras Cvirka , a prominent Lithuanian poet and author, actively collaborated with the Soviet...

Nauseda and Trump discuss Lithuania's military purchases from US

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and US President Donald Trump discussed in London on...