It was found out which products from Lidl, Kaufland, Carrefour and other stores will have a special label. All Romanians must find out the latest change made by the authorities for products that are Romanian-made.
Romanian products from Kaufland, Lidl, Carrefour, provided with a special label. That way they can be identified more easily
There is good news for customers looking for purely Romanian food products, as they will be easier to recognize on the shelf.
Thus, Romanian products will be provided with a special label that will guarantee the local origin. Thus, the label can be found on sausages, canned goods or any other products made with raw materials exclusively from Romania.
It is believed that these products will have a higher price
On the other hand, producers, but also consumers, believe that the products provided with the “DOR” label, that is, “De Origine Romania” will be more expensive. Everything is at the draft law stage in Parliament.
Thus, the future DOR label will guide customers much more easily towards exclusively Romanian agri-food products in stores.
According to the draft law, producers who will apply for the DOR label will have to prove that all the ingredients used in the products that will carry the label come from Romania.
The draft law, difficult to implement
In fact, this is also the shortcoming of the bill, says an investor from the meat industry. Buzoian Constantin Frusinoiu produces fresh and dry sausages for stores all over the country. He says of his assortment of sausages, for example, that he will not be able to meet all the criteria.
“The theoretical project is very good, practically it is almost impossible to implement for certain varieties, such as sausages. First of all, it’s good to know that we don’t have a factory of Romanian mats. The market is China, Pakistan, India”, says Constantin Frusinoiu, smokehouse producer from Buzău.
Do you miss the products, some rare ones?
The agro-food products labeled with the DOR name will be niche ones, the sausage producer from Buzău also believes. This, because they will be much more expensive than the non-DOR certified versions, the raw material from the European Union being cheaper.
The pig carcass from Romania, for example, is five lei more expensive than that from farms in the EU. Birds, as well, while beef is almost impossible to find in our country.
Imported raw material, at 50% of the Romanian price
“Everything, pork, beef, sheep, and spices, will be at least 50 percent more expensive than those that are imported. Besides, they have very large subsidies, they have huge slaughterhouses, huge breeders, subsidies from the state and we cannot compete with Germany, Spain, Poland”, declares Constantin Frusinoiu.
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