At a joint press conference of the Slovak Chamber of Food and Agriculture and the Slovak Trade and Tourism Association today, both organisations underlined the negative impacts that they believe a revision to the Food Act will have on the industry.
They believe it will affect all levels of the food chain in a negative way, with excess bureaucracy, food wastage and higher costs for everyone in food production. This will therefore spell higher end prices of foodstuffs for consumers.
One of the grievances is how shops would have to have separate sections for goods that expire in less than two days, something that the organisations believe will affect small shops in particular. Head of the association Pavol Konstiak says the sell-by date means the goods are perfectly good right up to the last day, meeting all quality and safety requirements.