Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov believes the price situation for food products is stable. "We have managed to achieve price stability for food products this year," he said at a meeting with representatives of public organizations on consumer protection.

The PM also said he believes that inner markets are provided with sufficient quantity of products and called to focus on the quality.

"Here we have big doubts," Azarov pointed out. He told the meeting about his order to make control purchases in all regions of Ukraine. According to the PM, it turned out that not even one product meets the standards.

"I was especially angry with the fact that baby food products do not meet the standards," Azarov said. In particular, he noted that chain sausages for children contain soy instead of meat, and the index of moisture content exceeds all acceptable norms.

"The examination revealed some matters which are not even supposed to be in food products," Azarov said sharing the results of examination. 

The premier underlined that it is difficult for ordinary consumer to determine quality of products. Most of the buyers rely upon taste of a product, which is easy to achieve with some food additives, Azarov said.

The PM also noted that under carelessness or corruptiveness of controlling bodies food enterprises produce low quality products, which do not meet domestic and European standards.

"We are planning to integrate into the European Union and to compete on its markets. What kind of competition will it be, when all our products will be banned because of low quality?" Azarov emphasized.

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