Ukrainian supermarkets very often sell meat products, the actual composition of which does not correspond to the content of the marking. Such information, with reference to the statement of the head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection Volodymyr Lapa, was confirmed by UNN in the press service of the department.
"There is a problem in the market with a non-compliance of the composition of the product and its marking. A certain number of such products is sold with a composition that is not indicated on the marking. For example, in some cases, meat is replaced with soy protein, and it is not indicated on the package. The number of such products in percent I will not mention, there are no exact figures," says Volodymyr Lapa.
He recalled that new rules for checking the quality of products had been made since April 4 in Ukraine, which facilitated the work of the service in this direction.
"The norms of the law presuppose the withdrawal of such a party and then it must be re-marked," Volodymyr Lapa explained.
It bears reminding that on July 11 Parliament adopted the bill No. 8450 "On Information for Consumers on Food".
226 people's deputies of Ukraine voted for this document.
It is expected that the implementation of the document in practice will ensure the provision of accurate and understandable information for Ukrainians about the components of food products.
The bill also establishes general provisions for the marking of food products, the effect of which may apply to all food products or to certain categories thereof.
In addition, according to the explanatory note to the document, the draft law establishes separate rules for marking certain types of food products.
"The effect of the draft law extends to food market operators at all stages of the food chain, if their activities fall under the requirements for providing consumers with information about food products, food products intended for the end user, including food products sold in the catering and food sectors products supplied to the public catering system," is said in an explanatory note to the document.