The organic recipe, one from Italy, is available in all Member States except in Germany, confirmed by Ferero
The controversy about the difference in quality of Nutella is firstly the result of different recipes in production, as well as the traditions and tastes of consumers.
This was said by Mari-Pauli Benasi, Director of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumer Protection at the Round Table on Consumer Rights in Zagreb.
Various studies in some Member States have shown over the years that there are differences in the composition and characteristics of the same brands between the main markets of Eastern and "old" members. According to the Commission, their results are not comparable due to different ways of collecting samples, testing and interpreting data, Tportal writes.
"We talked to Ferrero, the owner of the Nutella product, so they explained to us that they had two recipes. The official recipe, one from Italy, is available in all Member States, except in Germany. There's another recipe," she replied the question of the problem of dual-quality products on the European market in connection with the Nutella case.
"Ferero has worked on changing recipes to make an Italian recipe for all consumers. In Italy, the original Italian recipe will be available, just like in France and other Member States," Benassi added.
Benassi also warned that there is no clear definition of quality in the European Union and that this is largely dependent on the tradition and taste of people. She noted that there is a broad legal framework in the EU that protects consumers' rights, although this process emphasized the consumer's awareness of their rights as the most important.