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European Commission to soon decide on Hungary food labelling law

European Commission to soon decide on Hungary food labelling law

The European Commission is soon to decide on Hungarian draft legislation that would require food companies to disclose on packaging discrepancies between identically branded products on various national markets, daily Magyar Idők said on Tuesday.

“We hope Brussels will support the Hungarian proposal to disclose quality discrepancies,” Róbert Zsigó, state secretary in charge of supermarket oversight, told the paper.

The farm ministry drafted the legislation after probes in Hungary and neighbouring countries showed discrepancies in the quality of identically branded food products sold in eastern and in western Europe.

Hungary submitted the draft legislation to Brussels in May.

As we wrote before, discrepancies have been revealed in about a third of 39 identically labelled food products sold in Hungary and in western Europe in the latest quality tests ordered by Farm Minister Sándor Fazekas.

Photo: Daily News Hungary

Source: MTI

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