MPs reject amendments to Food Act proposed by BSP13 September 2017 | 12:35 | FOCUS News Agency
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) had proposed that at least 70% of the milk and dairy products should be produced in Bulgaria; for meat and meat products – at least 25%, and for chicken – at least 50%. A monetary sanction of up to 10% of the annual turnover of the relevant food group is foreseen in case of non-fulfillment of the obligation. The BSP proposed that the amounts collected from sanctions should be paid to the Agriculture Fund to support local producers.
During the debates BSP’s Petar Kanev pointed out that a dual food standard does exist and Bulgarian goods could hardly compete with the western goods. GERB’s Georgi Stankov said that the proposed changes could not fulfill the purpose of boosting the supply of Bulgarian goods, they were an attempt to limit consumer choices.
© 2017 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory!