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Average Hungarian throws away 6 kg of vegetables a year

The National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) says that an average six kilograms of vegetables and fruits are thrown away annually by each Hungarian citizen, news site reported.

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István Ecsedi, a department head at NÉBIH, noted that the main reason for this is that people usually think only flawless fruits are edible.

Vegetable producers also have to discard a lot of stock as it does not meet the requirements of supermarket chains. NÉBIH has launched a campaign against food waste and will provide storage advice to customers and encourage them to buy more Hungarian products.