Ministry of Agriculture

Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

Leading news

Eggs and egg products contaminated with Fipronil have also been shipped to Hungary

Ministry of Agriculture, August 16, 2017 11:56 AM

According to information received this afternoon via the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), food including eggs contaminated with Fipronil have also been shipped to Hungary. Some frozen, pre-cooked Tamago Ei-Omlett-Block products were shipped to a wholesaler in Budapest. The National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) immediately contacted the company in question, which has taken the necessary action. The food safety authority has ordered the product to be removed from distribution. The targeted testing of products available in Hungary is being continuously performed by the NFCSO. Experts from the authority found traces of Fipronil in four lots of eggs, but at a level that was below the allowed limit and therefore not a danger to health. The lots in question are being officially sealed and the NFCSO is taking the necessary action.

Double standards also traceable in case of “summer products”

Ministry of Agriculture, August 8, 2017 12:27 PM

The comparative investigation into characteristic summer products has come to a close. The latest study, which was ordered by Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas, again centred on the question of whether food chain products are distributed under the same brand name but in differing qualities on Hungarian and Western markets.

Farmland is a national treasure that deserves special protection

Ministry of Agriculture, July 26, 2017 3:40 PM

“According to the Hungarian Government’s standpoint, farmland is a finite natural treasure, the purchasing of which assumes a long-term commitment. Land should be acquired by people who want to farm it”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas declared at the recent session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.

Consumer awareness can help reduce the number of lower quality foods

Ministry of Agriculture, July 26, 2017 3:39 PM

“Consumer awareness may be an effective instrument in reducing the number of lower quality foods, and for this reason the government is organising consumer awareness and information campaigns, and is introducing a new trademark”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minster of State for Food Chain Supervision Róbert Zsigó announced.

Unprecedented solidarity between V4 and Baltic nations agriculture ministers in support of CAP

Ministry of Agriculture, July 19, 2017 4:01 PM

Ministers of agriculture from the Visegrád Group (V4) and the Baltic states held an extremely significant meeting in Brussels of 18 July.

We will not allow Hungarian farmers to be forced to pay for the migration crisis

Ministry of Agriculture, July 18, 2017 4:01 PM

“According to our standpoint, Hungarian farmers, who have already had to endure the dioxin pork scandal, the Russian embargo and the pork and milk market crisis, cannot be expected to also undertake responsibility for finding a solution to the migration crisis”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian daily Magyar Hírlap.

Hungarian Minister of Agriculture receive Slovenia’s outgoing Ambassador to Hungary

Ministry of Agriculture, July 18, 2017 4:00 PM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas thanked ambassador Ksenija Škrilec for her work as head of the Slovenian mission since the autumn of 2013 and praised their recent successful cooperation.

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas signs joint statement in Brussels aimed at protecting European rice production

Ministry of Agriculture, July 18, 2017 3:59 PM

“According to Hungary’s standpoint, fair competition must be established to protect Hungarian and EU rice farmers from the increasing imports that are arriving from third countries. We would like to place special emphasis on rice production during development of the framework for the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said in Brussels following the signing of the joint statement.

The Government’s food safety action plan serves the interests of the Hungarian people

Ministry of Agriculture, July 18, 2017 3:59 PM

“The Government’s twenty-point food safety action plan serves the interests of the Hungarian people and facilitates the improvement of food quality, the development of consumer consciousness and the increased efficiency of the activities of the food safety authority”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on the Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County town of Tizsaderzs on Saturday.