Govt To Consult Consumers, Retailers On Food Quality

  • 10 Mar 2017 6:02 AM
Govt To Consult Consumers, Retailers On Food Quality
The government will consult consumers and retailers on the issue of food quality, government office chief Janos Lázár said. 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 said, adding that the government’s proposals were aimed at the protection of consumers and workers rather than “excessively taxing” retailers.

Meanwhile, commenting on the issue of documentation of Hungary’s communist era informants, Lázár said the government will hand over the magnetic tapes containing the files of secret service informants to the Historical Archives of Hungarian State Security Service by the end of June, and their classification will be reviewed afterwards, he said.

Reacting to news regarding judges’ protests against Tünde Handó, head of the National Office for the Judiciary, Lázár said that Handó deserves support in working against corruption within the judiciary.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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