Hungary to tighten inspection of Ukrainian grain




The Hungarian government is imposing "strict inspections" of the quality and safety of the food chain for grain coming from Ukraine, РБК-Україна reports with reference to the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary.

"The Hungarian government protects Hungarian producers from the inaction of Brussels, that is why strict quality and safety checks of the food chain for grain coming from Ukraine are being established in our country", – the Minister of Agriculture of Hungary István Nagy said.

He also emphasized that Hungarian farmers can rely only on the country's government, because, according to him, the EU does not hear the voice of European farmers.

"We cannot allow Hungarian farmers to suffer because the solidarity corridor is not working properly", – the minister added.

He said that Hungary will continue to provide all assistance and support to ensure that the grain reaches its destination, consumers in Africa and the Middle East, but that he will introduce "very strict quality control" of the grain coming from Ukraine to Hungary.

The minister also reminded that Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria have asked the European Commission to take immediate measures to limit grain imports from Ukraine.

"Imported grain crops, grown in much less harsh conditions, are pressuring prices, causing a significant competition for farmers in countries neighboring Ukraine. However, Brussels does not help and continues to do nothing to eliminate the disadvantageous competitive position of Hungarian farmers", – I. Nagy believes.