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New packaging will even raise pizza prices

The EUROPEAN Parliament wants to apply a standard obliging producers to state on the packaging the true origin of all meat ingredients – including, e.g. ham on pizza. This new duty could also impact Slovak breeders of cattle, poultry and pigs, Sme daily reported on February 17.

(Source: Sme)

The EP is preparing a decree that in this sense could increase the price of foodstuffs by 15 to 50 percent – the European Commission warned. The Slovak Agricultural and Food Chamber pointed out that producers may increase prices to compensate for increased expenses.

The European Commission prepared the report about stating the origin of meat ingredients in 2013, however, the EP discussed it in February 2015. The report cites several surveys concluding that a majority of costumers would welcome more detailed information about meat ingredients.

This information is one of the most important along with price, look, taste and expiration date, according to surveys. On the other hand, the EC report says that even though the origin of meat is important for customers, they are not willing to pay more for food to learn about it, Sme reported. 

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