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Norway labels many fruits, vegetables and potatoes badly

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 24, 2020
Mattilsynet, the Norwegian Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, found mistakes on 24% of fruit and vegetable packs in that country.
Norway food
Packs   Norway food
Most errors are regarding varieties and countries of origin.

Topics: Norway fruits vegetables

This margin of error is even higher with potatoes. Sixty percent of the potato packs have mistakes about their type and size. The companies that received warnings about this have since rectified their packaging.

A survey was done at the five largest webshops in the Oslo region. It revealed that half of the 22 products Mattilsynet checked, had one or more product description mistakes.

As stated, potato packaging had the most errors.

When they checked the fruit and vegetable packaging, Mattilsynet found no mistakes in best-before dates. Product storage requirements were all correct too. Some of the fruit and vegetable packs were, however, missing a land of origin.

Some pre-packaged fruit packs must include a sorting date too. Apples, pears, plums, cherries, and strawberries packs must have this. But, this was absent from some products.