Magazine: Results are needed – already by yesterday if possible!

By: Budai Klára Date: 2022. 01. 26. 06:16
Vatai Krisztina, GS1

Krisztina Vatai
service management director
GS1 Magyarország

Krisztina Vatai, services management director of GS1 Magyarország told our magazine that the COVID-19 pandemic pushed consumers towards online shopping in FMCG buying too, therefore it is now more important than ever before to make a wide range of product information available to customers in online shops. Plus efficient tracking services are also needed to make sure that the right kind of foods end up in the right place and at the right time. GS1 standards are needed in online shops as much as in physical stores – GTIN numbers are used globally in the online world.

Vadasi Tamás, WESSLING

Tamás Vadasi 
food safety expert
Wessling Hungary

Tamás Vadasi, food safety expert of Wessling Hungary Kft. talked to our magazine about market players facing problems in the supply chain that haven’t been experienced for a long time. There aren’t enough containers, transportation companies don’t have enough drivers and motor fuel prices are increasing rapidly – logistics cots are multiplying. Because of these reasons the company was forced to reconsider which suppliers to work with and had to recruit new partners, so that supply-related risks can be reduced.


Stricter rules

Grőger Nóra, SSG

Nóra Grőger
head of health & nutrition
SGS Hungária

Nóra Grőger, head of health and nutrition at SGS Hungária Kft. informed Trade magazin that demand for tests is on the rise for the increasingly popular dietary supplements and functional foods. In Hungary certain food composition and name related rules have become stricter in the Food Book.


Pápay Nándor, SGS

Nándor Pápay
head of certification
Bureau Veritas

Nándor Pápay, head of certification at Bureau Veritas revealed that soon there will be strategic changes in the company’s certification business line. He added that the biggest change in the food safety market in 2021 was the version upgrade of the IFS standard, according to which companies have been evaluated based on new requirements since 1 July.

Competition for funding

Dr. Roszík Péter, Biokontroll

Dr. Péter Roszík
managing director
Biokontroll Hungária

Dr Péter Roszík, managing director of Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Kft. talked to our magazine about the availability of non-refundable loans for rural development projects, in which the ‘HU-ÖKO-01’ ecological certification is one of the evaluation criteria. This has made many businesses join the Bioknotroll certification system, as they are more likely to be granted funding this way, plus their chances for entering new markets increase.

dr. Oravecz Márton, NÉBIH

Dr. Márton Oravecz
National  Food Safety Office

Dr Márton Oravecz, president of the National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) mentioned the new measures that the office initiated to simplify things in the food chain – at the same time maintaining the high level of food safety. For instance from July there is no need for an authorisation to open grocery stores or hospitality units, it is enough to report their opening.



The above article has also been published in Issue 2021/12-01 of Trade magazin.

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