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Turkey to fine suppliers of unsafe foods to Russia — watchdog

October 07, 9:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The two countries agreed to organize a visit of a group of Russian experts to Turkey to study the state of the country’s system of food production tests
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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Turkey has proposed to control safety of all food products delivered to the Russian market as well as fine suppliers of unsafe foods, Deputy Minister of Turkey’s Food, Agriculture and Livestock Nusret Yazici said at the meeting with Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Sergey Dankvert as reported by the press service of the Russian regulator.

"The products recognized as unsafe will be utilized while the violators will be fined," Yazici was quoted as saying. 

Also, the sides agreed to organize the visit of a group of Russian experts to Turkey to study the state of the country’s system of food production tests.

Russia banned imports of bell pepper, pomegranates, aubergines, lettuce, Iceberg lettuce, marrows and pumpkins from Turkey due to phytosanitary considerations in the spring of 2016. Prior to that Russia restricted imports of some fruits and vegetables, as well as frozen turkey and chicken from Turkey starting January 1, according to the government decree on implementation of presidential decree on special economic measures against Turkey.

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