The Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food in Spain conducted more than 900 inspections in 133 companies this past year. However, the companies chosen were regarded as medium or high risk of infractions after an exploratory programme of inspections of 250 companies. The biggest problem was in the labelling of the products, and of the 438 labels checked, 341 were regarded as non-compliant.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food is the lead partner in the €1.3 million QUALIFY project that continues until January 2023 and involves six countries (Bulgarian, Slovenian and Estonian chambers of commerce and industry, the regional government of Thessaly in Greece and Vienna Chamber of Agriculture, and the Béritovet veterinary agency in France). It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to increase SME competitiveness in EU regions and states.

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