Petr Bendl: The seller is not responsible for the dual quality of food, but the manufacturer(www.ods.cz ) According to the Civic Democrats, it is unacceptable that the seller, not the manufacturer, is responsible for the dual quality of food.
The penalties range in the amount of up to CZK 50 million, which can be liquidating for small rural stores. At the moment, no rules are laid down for issuing fines, there is no exception for small rural stores, which raises further great uncertainty among sellers." A brutal attack on rural food outlets is coming up. The law foresees that the seller, not the manufacturer, is responsible for the dual quality of food. Sanctions extend to CZK 50 million, and the law does not lay down rules for granting them. The owner of a rural shop must know what the composition of ketchup has, if it is by chance, not of a dual quality. Inspectors say they will not carry out checks in small municipalities in rural stores, however the law does not say such a thing, there are no exceptions. Such a measure can significantly jeopardise the smallest entrepreneurs, so we must fundamentally reject it,"said PETR Bendl, an ODS MEMBER.