A contract on sampling and analysing products to see if there are differences between the same products in Croatian and German stores was signed earlier this week in the Dr Andrija Stampar Institute of Public Health in Zagreb.
The signing of the contract launches the second phase of the project aimed at examining the quality of seemingly identical products on markets of old and new EU member states.
Croatian MEP Biljana Borzan is the project coordinator, the public health institute in Zagreb said Wednesday.
Products will be sampled in Germany and Croatia and will be chemically analysed to determine their quality.
The project will be implemented in three phases. The first phase defined the list of 23 food products and five cleaning and personal hygiene products. The second phase includes the selection of adequate quality parameters. The third phase refers to data processing which will then help compile a report.