Slovaks and Czechs believe Polish food is of inferior quality

The survey also shows that the country of origin is an important consideration for the purchase of food for Slovaks as well as Czechs.

(Source: Sme)

Despite the fact that Poles evaluate goods in Polish supermarkets as better than Slovaks and Czechs do in theirs, about 70 percent of Slovaks and Czechs label Poland as the top exporter of low-quality food products. This is the result of a research project by the Slovak National Panel, based on results of a sociological survey focusing on food quality in central Europe.

The survey also shows that the country of origin is an important consideration for the purchase of food for 75 percent of interviewed Slovaks and 70 percent of Czechs, the SITA newswire wrote. The survey on a representative sample of 2,400 respondents in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland also showed that the image of Polish food is very poor in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Meat received the worst quality rating with a mark of 3.7 out of 5 (5 = the worst), eggs and egg products scored similarly with 3.5.

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However, Poles do not perceive the quality of their domestic food production negatively, rather the opposite is true. The Poles rated the quality of Polish food on offer at 2.3, a higher mark than the Slovaks and Czechs gave their domestic produce. Eight percent of Poles say they buy only Polish food. In Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the share of those who claim to buy only local food is below 3 percent. The survey shows that 24 percent of Slovaks, 28 percent of Czechs and 31 percent of Poles agree that they neither prefer foreign nor local foodstuffs.

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