On average, 15% of Turkish agricultural products do not meet Russian standards, said the head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev. The regime of enhanced laboratory control in respect of 2 Turkish companies.
MOSCOW, 26 Nov. The government has requested the Rosselkhoznadzor to strengthen control over the supply of agricultural products from Turkey, and arrange additional checks at the border of Russia and on the production in Turkey, said the head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.
“Given the repeated violations of Turkish producers of Russian legislation, the Russian government requested the Rosselkhoznadzor to put on the enhanced control of the supply of agricultural products and food from Turkey, and arrange additional checks at the border and in places of production directly in the Turkish Republic”, — said Tkachev, as quoted by the press service of the Ministry of agriculture.
The Minister pointed out that in recent years agricultural Department receives requests of customers and industry associations on the issue of safety of agricultural products and foodstuffs exported to Russia from Turkey.
“The Ministry of agriculture has analyzed the situation and I have informed the Russian government that, unfortunately, approximately 15% of Turkey’s agricultural production does not correspond to Russian standards”, — said the head of the Ministry. According to him, since the beginning of 2015 there have been registered about 40 cases of detection of residues of banned and harmful substances in Turkish animal products.
“Currently the regime of enhanced laboratory control in respect of 2 Turkish enterprises, 6 enterprises have entered the mode time limit. In fruits and vegetables also found a significant excess of maximum permissible levels of content of pesticides, nitrates and nitrites,” — said Tkachev.
On Tuesday in Syria was wrecked Russian bomber su-24. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced that the plane was shot down by a rocket type “air-air” with a Turkish F-16s over Syrian territory and fell in Syria four kilometers from the border with Turkey. The Russian President called it a “stab in the back” by the accomplices of terrorists. The Russian defense Ministry said that all actions of attack aircraft will be undertaken under cover.