Russia destroyed 17,000 tons of foreign food products over the last two years
In Russia, since August 6, 2015, about 17,000 tons of food products imported from countries that fell under Russia’s food embargo have been destroyed, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported.
The territorial offices in Bryansk, Smolensk, Tver and Pskov regions located on the administrative border with Belarus are the most active in identifying the sanction products because the main attempts to smuggle prohibited products go through those regions. Yulia Melano, the press secretary of the Rosselkhoznadzor told Interfax that measures taken to prevent the entry of sanctioned goods into the market are insufficient.
According to Melano, the sanction …read more