The Socialist spokesperson for Agriculture in Spanish Congress, Manuel González Ramos, announced that the Council of Ministers of Spain will approve the bill to reform the food chain for the transposition of the European directive on unfair commercial practices this Tuesday.
In the session of the Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the bill to adopt urgent measures in the field of agriculture and food was approved with 20 votes in favor, 14 votes against and 2 abstentions.
None of the amendments presented by the various parliamentary groups has been included in the final text, which comes from the decree passed by the Government last February to respond to the demands of the producers who were demonstrating in the streets.
González Ramos has said that the bill has been approved due to the "urgent need" to change the law of the food chain in order to address certain imbalances in the formation of prices.
At the core of this reform was the prohibition to sell at a loss, below the production costs, although the law had yet to conform to European regulations.