The Consumers Defence Association of the Czech Republic (SOS) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit consumer organization. It was founded on 1st February 1993. SOS has legal status as civic association. Its mission is to protect consumer’s interests in domains of an individual consumer is not sufficient.
SOS provides information and recommendations on how to proceed in situations that are most hazardous for consumers in the form of leaflets, brochures and CD-ROMs. It gives the consumer public a possibility to obtain information about consumer rights and to consult specific consumer cases in personal consulting centres, in guidance service on Internet sites and by the phone.
SOS considers obvious that only safe food is allowed on market and that consumers have right to detailed information about what they eat.