It isn’t easy for the Board of Agriculture to explain the twists and turns of the new guidelines. Schools can receive the EU subsidy for cold parmesean cheese sprinkled on a dish of spaghetti, the Board says, but cheese or milk used in warm lasagna in a school kitchen would apparently not qualify.
“We can’t explain it,” says Siri Alvebyr, responsible for food subsidies at the Swedish agricultural agency.
Sweden was not keen for Brussels to change the menu for dairy subsidies, but the European Commission says that the United Kingdom and Luxembourg were the only countries which voted against the new regulations. (TT)