Ro­ma­nia food la­bel­ing.

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Ro­ma­nia yes­ter­day urged the Euro­pean Union to ad­dress the “dou­ble stan­dards” used by food com­pa­nies in sell­ing dif­fer­ent prod­ucts un­der iden­ti­cal la­bels in the bloc’s east­ern and west­ern re­gions. The prac­tice is le­gal in the EU as long as in­gre­di­ents are clearly listed. But of­fi­cials in ex-com­mu­nist Poland, the Czech Repub­lic, Slo­vakia, Hun­gary and Bul­garia have crit­i­cized sev­eral global food chains for us­ing the loop­hole to sell what they say are in­fe­rior prod­ucts in their coun­tries. Ro­ma­nia’s Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Pe­tre Daea told re­porters yes­ter­day a study showed that nine of 29 food prod­ucts sold in Bel­gium, the Nether­lands and Ger­many “were dif­fer­ent in Ro­ma­nia from the West.”

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