The Rosselkhoznadzor has destroyed 30 tons of mushrooms and 40 tons of apples imported from Belarus

The Rosselkhoznadzor has destroyed 30 tons of mushrooms and 40 tons of apples imported from Belarus

MOSCOW, December 3. The Rosselkhoznadzor for the last month destroyed in the Smolensk region a significant amount of fruit and vegetable products imported from Belarus in support of the Belarusian re-export certificates. About it reported in a press-Department service.

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“In particular, from 1 November to 3 December it was destroyed about 30 tonnes of champignons and 40 tons of apples, and cucumbers and tomatoes,” – said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, was just eliminated about 240 tons of fruits and vegetables.

According to the re-export phytosanitary certificates that products have been produced in Morocco, Turkey and Israel, but the documents were falsified, reported in the Rosselkhoznadzor. The goods were intended for legal entities of Moscow and Smolensk regions, but recipient did not get the whole plant detained products were destroyed on special range of solid household waste in the Smolensk region.

Recently the Rosselkhoznadzor repeatedly made complaints to quality of products supplied to Russia from Belarus. Particularly serious claims caused by the re-supply of plant products – much of it was imported accompanied by fake certificates. As producers mentioned third countries, although in reality the products were imported from EU countries, subject to predamage.

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The Belarusian side has not responded to the appeals of Russia to discuss the situation. In the end, the Rosselkhoznadzor has decided on 7 December to impose restrictive measures in respect of the fruit and vegetables supplied to Russia from Belarus. Special treatment implies the confirmation of authenticity of phytosanitary certificates, which are issued re-export certificates Belarus.

The claims Department is also dairy products produced in Belarus, is due to the use of raw materials from the third countries and lack of state control. Yesterday Rosselkhoznadzor announced the introduction of 7 December of a ban on deliveries to Russia of dairy products from five Belarusian enterprises.