The Rosselkhoznadzor recognized harmful more than half of cheese from Belarus

The Rosselkhoznadzor on Tuesday, February 9, reported about the results of inspections of the supply of cheese from Belarus, which found violations in more than half of the delivered products, said in the message Department.

The research was carried out in 2016 in the Bryansk and Smolensk regions, where the points notice the “Red stone” and “Red hill” was carried out laboratory and veterinary control coming from Belarus dairy products. Violations were found in the production of three plants, and then from the companies had received “assurances on the avoidance of violations in the future”, stated in the message Rosselkhoznadzor.

According to the Agency, violations were allowed again, so the decision was made “on the import of products from the risk group only upon completion of the research on safety performance”. These studies in half of the cases found violations.

“Of the 19 suspended consignments of cheese weighing more than 360 tons in ten shipments weighing more than 190 tons is set to be much higher than the mass fraction of the preservative sodium nitrate E251”, — declared in Rosselkhoznadzor, noting that just did not meet requirements of the Customs Union were recognized 53% of total supply of cheese.

Unsafe products are returned to the sender, said the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The supply of cheese from Europe were banned under the food embargo introduced by Russia in response to Western sanctions. The supply of cheese from Belarus after that increased significantly.