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Spain: French potatoes marketed as Spanish at well-known supermarket

The agrarian organization Asaja León has denounced that the Carrefour store of the capital of this province has an on-going promotion with potatoes advertised as Spanish which, when checking the label, turn out to be of French origin.

They refer to batch 009020118154, of the Monalisa variety, which is sold in 5 kg meshes at a price of 3.85 Euro, resulting in a price per kilo of 77 cents.

Asaja has asked Carrefour to immediately withdraw the promotion and any type of advertising that may be misleading and therefore contrary to consumer protection laws.

"And as if this wasn't enough, the 77 cents per kilo charged are excessive compared to the 9 cents that are paid to producers in Leon; it is a 755.5% margin," denounces the union.

Given this situation, Asaja has addressed the regional government, asking it for inspections to be carried out in order to check this and other possible frauds, as well as to ensure the withdrawal of the product and the application of the strictest sanctions that may apply.

Asaja León has asked Carrefour not to resort to practices with the Spanish consumer that they wouldn't use with French consumers, although the organization also said that they could understand the purchase of French goods at times of shortages in the Spanish market.

"It just doesn't make sense when Castile-Leon has warehouses full of top quality potatoes at prices eight times lower than what their customers are being charged," criticised Asaja's representative.

Source: EFE

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