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Russia bans imports of all cheese products from Ukraine — watchdog

October 13, 2014, 19:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Ukrainian cheese products were banned due to failed marking requirements
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MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has banned imports of all cheese products from Ukraine starting October 14.

In a report on Monday, the Rospotrebnadzor agency said the decision came because Ukrainian cheese products failed to meet marking requirements as well as requirements of sanitary-epidemiological legislation.

Andrei Danilenko, chairman of the board of the Soyuzmoloko National Union of Milk Producers said controlling agencies has repeatedly questioned the quality and safety of cheese products from Ukraine.

TASS reported earlier that the Rosselkhoznadzor veterinary standards agency banned imports of all dairy products and milk from Ukraine starting from July 28, 2014.

Russia’s veterinary service had repeatedly found tetracycline antibiotic residues, salt of heavy metals and pathogenic germs in milk and dairy products imported from Ukraine.

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