EU to ban lower-quality branded food!

Studies suggest hundreds of well-known products are inferior to versions sold in the west.

Brussels wants to make it illegal for food and drink multinationals to sell inferior versions of well-known brands to customers in eastern Europe, after studies suggested hundreds of products were involved in the practice.

European commission will provide member states with a methodology for testing multinational brands, so that the real culprits can be identified.An EU directive banning so-called “dual food” was announced on Wednesday following longstanding complaints from member states in central and eastern Europe.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, HiPP baby food, Birds Eye, Lidl and Spar have denied accusations of selling lower quality goods in the east bearing identical branding to products sold in western Europe. Persil and Ariel have been accused of selling a less effective washing product formula in eastern Europe, a claim they also refute.

Read entire article EU to ban lower-quality branded food! | The Guardian

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