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Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

Coop is trying to sell meat at 139 CHF/kg. First I thought the price was 13.9 CHF/kg, but the price was for only 100 gram.

I actually saw meat at 80-90 CHF/kg, but this is a record as far I am concerned. Is this already inflation in place or just the already well-known Swiss-Quality showing its omnipresence ?
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Old 19.10.2011, 10:31
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

That will be meat from the government animals. They have a poor productivity, higher wages and retire earlier.

Yes that's a record price for me as well. Look out for it later when it is reduced in price, by a massive 25%. If I read the sign correctly it is for Canadian Bison filets. They rear Bison in Avenches Switzerland until 2 weeks before Christmas when they all disappear.

Do you think Coop management made a mistake, or were they having a joke?
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

If you look at the label carefully you'll see that the meat is Canadian tenderloin (Bison, I think). Not sure what Ittigen means about "government animals"
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

It seems it's imported meat (Canadian), maybe it's packed in Switzerland. I imagine there are people buying this or they are testing this price level: if it's more expensive, it should be of a better quality, whatever quality for meat would be.
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

According to the product description, this Bison tenderloin appears to come straight from Canada. Perhaps this is the reason it is a 'fine food' and pretty expensive.

http://finefood.coop.ch/finefood/showProdukt.do?id=654
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

With meat so horrendously expensive do people here :

(a) Become vegetarian ?
(b) Run in and out of Germany/France across unmanned crossings
with freezer bags ?...
(c) Only eat red meat at Christmas ?..
(d) Never have barbeques ?...

Seriously though is it the government who hike the price up or does it really cost that much to produce ?
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

That's price for Kobe beef in Japan... chef included...

wtf coop?
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg



That is all.
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

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Canadian Bison filets.

Do you think Coop management made a mistake, or were they having a joke?
13.90chf/kg......... includes Ausländer tax

(not even animals are safe)



Switzerland just doesn't have the area to raise cattle with the same economies of scale as other countries (eg. Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the US).

With a population of only around 7 million and limited land, meat will cost more to produce here.

Import tariffs are imposed to keep the cost of beef in line with Swiss production costs to protect the farmers.

This isn't uncommon in any other country, but I have to admit - meat in this country is ridiculously expensive.



Switzerland just can't compete with the global market, however I strongly agree that it should maintain their inhouse skill set and protect the farmers.

A reverse subsidy to the farmer would have to be a cheaper idea for everyone.
Trade meat at it's real price, and subsidise the farmers more.


139chf/kg is just taking the piss
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

At CHF139- per kilo, I'd be expecting unicorn steaks.
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

Yes, I agree totally... I'm all in favour of animal welfare and traditional methods, but I find that I am eating far less meat than in the UK ( even though in the UK I buy organic directly from farms and pay a comparatively high price. ), some kind of farm subsidy sounds a good idea, I don't object to paying a reasonably higher price for quality and protecting livelihoods,
but the prices I am seeing are getting silly... its as if red meat is becoming a luxury item. At these prices I am seriously contemplating doing a border run to Germany across one of the unmanned crossings, and just hope I don't get caught....
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

I think there is even no import duty on Bison meat? On beef it is 20CHF/kg in small quantities, meaning if I import it for personal use, but is the duty same for big importers like Coop and Migros?
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

coop is also advertising ground beef for 13,90 chf but per kilogram. The origin says Ch/Germany. For me that's unclear? is it swiss beef or german beef? Also if its from germany how can they sell german beef for 13.90 when import duty is at 20 chf per kg.
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coop is also advertising ground beef for 13,90 chf but per kilogram. The origin says Ch/Germany. For me that's unclear? is it swiss beef or german beef? Also if its from germany how can they sell german beef for 13.90 when import duty is at 20 chf per kg.
It's not German beef?

Has anyone seen my kids' au-pair from Munich recently?
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coop is also advertising ground beef for 13,90 chf but per kilogram. The origin says Ch/Germany. For me that's unclear? is it swiss beef or german beef? Also if its from germany how can they sell german beef for 13.90 when import duty is at 20 chf per kg.
You need to ask the people who drive Maseratis here and who have friends in the government, not expats who drive Minis and Fiat Puntos (if they have a car at all because they're spending way too much driving up local rentals and driving out the locals...;-))
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coop is also advertising ground beef for 13,90 chf but per kilogram. The origin says Ch/Germany. For me that's unclear? is it swiss beef or german beef? Also if its from germany how can they sell german beef for 13.90 when import duty is at 20 chf per kg.
This is something I would really like to know!
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

aha...this would be a great exposè, the ch/german meat is actually from germans living in switzerland. Brilliant!

I knew there had to be more to the bilateral EU treaties. How else could so many people move here and yet the economy has not suffered as a result!
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Re: Swiss Quality Food - 139 chf/kg

There will be fresh supply of exotic meat in Ohio today.
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...544F1795B9963C
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aha...this would be a great exposè, the ch/german meat is actually from germans living in switzerland. Brilliant!

I knew there had to be more to the bilateral EU treaties. How else could so many people move here and yet the economy has not suffered as a result!
Apparently, the Germans are edible:

Here
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