An organic recipe, one from Italy, is available in all member countries, except in Germany, Ferero confirmed
The controversy over the quality difference of Nutella is primarily the result of the different production recipes and the traditions and tastes of consumers.
This was stated by Mari-Pauli Benasi, Director of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumer Protection, at a round table on consumer rights in Zagreb.
In recent years, various studies conducted in some Member States have shown that there are differences in the composition and characteristics of the same brands, in particular, between the Eastern and the 'old' markets. According to the Commission, their results due to the different ways of collecting evidence, testing and interpreting data are not comparable, according to Tportal.
"We talked to Ferrera, the owner of the Nutella product, so they explained that they have two recipes: an official one, one in Italy, is available in all member countries, except for Germany, a different recipe is used there," replied when questioned about the issue of dual-quality products on the European market in connection with the Nutella case.
"In Italy, the original Italian recipe will be available, as in France and other member countries," Benassi added.
Benassi also mentioned that there is no clear definition of quality in the European Union and that it depends greatly on the tradition and taste of people. She noted that there is a broad legislative framework in the EU that protects consumers' rights, although this process has highlighted consumer awareness of their rights as the most important.