Budapest (MTI) – The government will consult consumers and retailers on the issue of food quality, government office chief János Lázár said on Thursday.

Referring to reports that suppliers dump lower quality food in central Europe, he said Hungary wants to take steps against double standards and launch a debate on how retailers can be made to inform customers about the quality of their products, Lázár told a weekly government press briefing.

The government will also propose a discussion about how retail stores could offset the environmental impacts of their construction of parking lots spanning thousands of square metres by creating more green spaces, he said.

The question of weekend shifts will also be subject to government discussions, Lázár added.

Lázár said the government’s proposals were aimed at the protection of consumers and workers rather than “excessively taxing” retailers.

Source: MTI

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