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May 24, 2022

Romanian “spicy meatball” has been saved

The Romanian highly seasoned forcemeat small sausage (spicy meatball – mici) broiled on the gridiron has been salvaged, and within the next three months will be declared a traditional Romanian produce, Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin said on Monday.” The Romanian spicy meatball has been saved, if I may say so. With help from the sector that mobilized itself quite well, I think we succeeded doing a very important thing,” the minister said. The Romanian Meat processors Association asked that the Romanian ‘mici’ be considered a traditional produce, after a European Directive banned, starting June 1, introducing into the composition of processed meat produce of some additives also used for preparing the Romanian spicy meatball. The minister explained that the European regulation will make an exception for the ingredients found in the Romanian ‘mici’. Minister Constantin also said that specialized associations will start the process of attesting the Romanian small sausage as a Romanian traditional produce, which is expected to take about three months to complete.

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