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Roshen confectionary factory in Lipetsk region faces no claims to quality

July 29, 2013, 15:59 UTC+3

Roshen Corporation acquired the Lipetsk confectionary factory in 2001

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LIPETSK, July 29 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Directorate for Lipetsk Region has no complaints regarding  the region’s Roshen confectionary factory, spokesperson Irina Shchukina told Itar-Tass.

“Till now the factory produced qualitative confectionary and worked without any remarks,” Shchukina said.

Roshen Corporation acquired the Lipetsk confectionary factory in 2001.

Earlier, chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko said the Russian service had pretensions to Ukrainian confectionary.

“Of late the quality of confectionary products imported from Ukraine raised our great concern. First of all, this concerns Roshen’s candies,” Onishchenko said.

The inspection proved that Ukrainian products “do not correspond to the earlier mentioned parameters. Particularly, benzopyrene has been found in Roshen milk chocolate”, the chief sanitary inspector said.

Ukrainian first vice-premier Sergei Arbuzov said: “There is no trade warfare. Now we’re dealing with this process. A group will be formed and it will study this issue. I believe that we’ll be able to make a statement within two or three days.” “Now we’re dealing with the problem. A group will be created to study this issue. Then we’ll be able to make a statement,” he added.

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