Price authorities and food inspectors have controlled fruit stands throughout the Burgenland and took samples for origin testing. Background of the initiative is the suspicion, that fruits especially strawberries offered at these stands may be incorrectly declared as high-quality local products while in fact originating from other regions or even other countries. 90-95% of all stands were controlled and the samples were sent to Imprint Analytics GmbH for determination of origin. This operation was the result of a cooperation of provincial authorities for consumer protection, LRin Verena Dunst, and health, LR Mag. Norbert Darabos, in order to ensure transparency and sincerity with respect to the consumers.
Picture text (f.l.t.r.): AR Wolfgang Fuchs von der Preisbehörde des Landes, Konsumentenschutzlandesrätin Verena Dunst, Gesundheitslandesrat Mag. Norbert Darabos und Geschäftsführer der Fa. Imprint Analytics GmbH, Dr. Bernd Bodiselitsch
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