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Dual Food Quality: Questions and Answers

Brussels, 24 June 2019

What is the issue with dual food quality in different Member States?

Consumers from a number of EU countries have complained that the composition of certain products, such as soft drinks, coffee or fish fingers, is different in their home country when compared to products sold under the same brand and with the same or very similar packaging in other Member States. Comparative tests indicated that on the EU market there are products which are presented to consumers in the same way but contain for example a different content of meat or fish, a greater fat content or a different type of sweetener in some Member States than in others.