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EU says no evidence of brands' "double standards" - for now 28 Jun 2017

The European Commission has concluded "for the moment" it has no evidence of any significant differences in quality of the same branded food products, including meat, dairy products and chocolate, sold in eastern European member states than elsewhere in the EU.


Bulgaria starts food quality checks over "double standards" concerns 30 May 2017

Bulgaria said yesterday (29 May) it had begun analysing food products sold in the country to compare them with the same branded items on sale in western European countries, amid concerns over "double standards" in quality.


Europe's retailers hit out at Bulgaria's packaging proposals 20 Sep 2016

Bulgaria's plan to require all food sold in the country to have original packaging printed in Bulgarian - and ban retailers or importers from adding the information later - violates EU law, European retail body EuroCommerce has claimed.


Bulgaria food tax plans criticised by industry 14 Dec 2015

The Bulgarian government’s plan to impose a junk food tax has been criticised within the food industry, with claims revenue generation rather than health concerns are the real inspiration behind the proposals.


Bulgaria mulling "fat tax" on foods 20 Aug 2015

The Bulgarian parliament is scheduled to discuss the details of a new proposed "junk food" tax next month, despite vigorous opposition from the country’s food and drink sector.


Tyras to invest EUR15m in Bulgaria plant 17 Nov 2014

Greek dairy processor Tyras is reportedly set to invest EUR15m in its Tyrbul Sliven plant in Bulgaria over the next few years.


BULGARIA: Nestle pours US$9m into Kit Kat desserts line 30 Jun 2014

Nestle has announced a US$9m investment into a new Kit Kat desserts line at its plant in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital.


BELGIUM: Delhaize to quit Bulgaria 26 Feb 2014

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group is set to exit Bulgaria after striking a deal to sell its local business to AP Mart.


BULGARIA/US: Danone transfers Bulgaria dairy unit to US partner Schreiber 13 Sep 2013

The Bulgarian unit of French dairy giant Danone has transferred the ownership of its production to its US "partner" Schreiber Foods.


BULGARIA: Danone launches yoghurts for men 2 Aug 2013

Danone has launched a range of dairy products in Bulgaria targeted at male consumers.