The foodstuffs market in the CR and its regulation within the framework of the EU agricultural policy
M. Voštahttps://doi.org/10.17221/103/2013-AGRICECONCitation:Vošta M. (2014): The foodstuffs market in the CR and its regulation within the framework of the EU agricultural policy. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 60: 279-286.
The food market is created by the farmers, whose importance arises from their production of the raw materials from which food is made. These products are processed and supplied to the retail chains, where they are offered to the end consumers. The food market is further regulated, and in a certain sense limited, by the EU organs, as well as by the domestic agricultural policies, by the means of a whole host of directives, norms and regulations. The aim of this article is to define the individual organs on the food market in the CR, to evaluate their work in the food chain from the production of the primary raw materials to their distribution to the end consumer. The article will also present the selected regulatory factors of the market in the context of the EU agricultural policy.Keywords:
agricultural products, food industry, food market, foodstuffs inspection; retail chains