Federation of Greek Dairy Industry launches an initiative aimed to help resolving problems facing Greek feta cheese

The Federation of Greek Dairy Industry (SEVGAP) on Thursday launched an initiative aimed to help resolving problems facing Greek feta cheese, as a national product outside the country.

The Federation met with representatives from producers, academics, political parties and the legal world at the Agricultural University of Athens to examine and promote systematic and more efficient ways of resolving the problem of establishing the identity of feta cheese. The meeting agreed on a series of immediate actions (both on national and community level) and agreed to involve a larger number of officials and organizations in this effort, such as: a vote in the Greek Parliament, demanding explanations and fundamental corrective actions by Agricultural Commissioner in the Greek Parliament and requesting the intervention of the European Ombudsman over the handling of the issue by the European Commission.