Thursday , July 29 2021

True, Nutella has two recipes for different markets

An organic recipe, one from Italy, is available in all member countries, except in Germany, confirmed Ferero

The controversy over Nutella's quality difference is, first of all, the result of different income in production, as well as the traditions and tastes of consumers.

This was stated by Mari-Pauli Benasi, director of the Directorate General for Justice and Consumer Protection of the European Commission at a round table on consumer rights held in Zagreb.

In recent years, several studies in some Member States have indicated that there are differences in the composition and characteristics of the same brands between, mainly, the markets of the Eastern and "old" members. According to the Commission, its results due to different ways of collecting samples, testing and interpretation of data are not comparable, writes Tportal.

"We talked with Ferrera, the owner of the Nutella product, so they explained that they have two recipes. An official recipe, one from Italy, is available in all member countries except in Germany. Here a different recipe is used," he replied when asked Ask about the problem of dual quality products in the European market, in connection with the Nutella case.

"Ferero is working on changing recipes to bring the Italian recipe to all consumers. In Italy, the original Italian recipe will be available, as in France and other member countries," added Benassi.

Benassi also pointed out that there is no clear definition of quality in the European Union and that depends a lot on the tradition and taste of people. She pointed out that there is a broad legislative framework in the EU that protects consumer rights, although for this process, awareness of the rights of its consumers has been emphasized as the most important.


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