Consumers from a number of EU countries have complained that the composition of certain products, is different in their home country when compared to products sold under the same brand and with the same or very similar packaging in other Member States.
The ECO- Empowering Consumer Organisations project was created in order to tackle this issue of dual food quality. Together with 3 partners from Italy, Romania and Belgium, we have developed training materials enabling European consumer organisations to test product quality and identify potentially misleading branding strategies or information on the packaging. A common online platform was also created to gather and disseminate test results, report potential unfair practices and share knowledge for mutual learnings.
This conference will aim to present the many achievements of our project, answer questions regarding dual food quality issues and practices, as well as giving new insights with various stakeholders (the European Parliament, consumer representatives, product manufacturers and researchers).