Norway to establish new grocery inspection next year

GroceryPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The Norwegian government will allocate NOK 6.5 million for a new grocery inspection that should be established next year.

In the proposal for next year’s state budget, the government further proposes strengthening the Norwegian Competition Authority’s work when it comes to the grocery market by NOK 8.5 million.

“The competitive conditions in the grocery market are challenging, with few and dominant players, making it difficult for new players to establish themselves. Food and groceries mean a lot to consumers, which means that it is important to have continuous attention to competition,” Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (V) told news bureau NTB.

According to the plan, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority will be established from January 1, 2021, and co-located with the Norwegian Consumer Agency in Grenland.

The inspection will enforce the new law on good commercial practice that was passed in March this year.

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