The prosecutor’s office accuses a 56-year-old inhabitant of Nowy Sącz of the illegal production and sale of oscypek. “The production of the cheese was out of any control,” the police said. Products with false labels reached recipients in several provinces. The woman faces a year in prison.
The 56-year-old from Nowy Sącz was supposed to illegally produce and distribute smoked cheese. The prosecutor’s office brought an indictment against the woman, who is now facing imprisonment.
“Beyond any control”
According to the police from Nowy Sącz, the 56-year-old had to produce and distribute smoked cheese without permission from at least 2017. Its products were to reach many recipients in several provinces.
– Their production was carried out outside the control of veterinary inspection. In addition, labels were placed on the products, which showed that the manufacturer was a company that had produced smoked cheese in the past, but ceased its activity in 2016. In turn, the veterinary identification number on the labels belonged to another company – Commissioner Justyna Basiaga, the press officer of the police in Nowy Sącz said on Tuesday. “The cheese production was out of any control,” she added.
According to investigators, the woman wanted to gain the customers’ trust in the cheese she offered.
Illegal production line
During the search of the headquarters of the 56-year-old company, the police revealed an illegal production line and secured the computer and prepared labels with false data.
The woman heard the allegation of “the production or marketing of a food that is spoiled or adulterated”. The District Prosecutor’s Office in Nowy Sącz prepared an indictment against the owner of the company, which has already been brought to court. The woman is threatened with a fine, restriction of liberty or one year of imprisonment.
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