• May 16, 2017
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Russia wants to limit the veterinary certification of substandard dairy products from Belarus

MOSCOW, may 15. /TASS/. The Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the Ministry of agriculture of Belarus with a request to suspend the issuance of veterinary certificates for export of dairy products to Russia for a number of companies. This was the Russian service reported on its website.

“In connection with detection in Belarusian products antimicrobial agents of synthetic origin, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested the Department of veterinary and food supervision of the Ministry of agriculture and food of the Republic of Belarus prior to the completion of verification activities and the provision of investigation materials to the Rosselkhoznadzor for further analysis, suspend the veterinary certification in the Russian Federation products (milk, cheese, butter)”, – stated in the message.

In circulation there is a speech about the Belarusian companies, against which the Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced the regime of enhanced monitoring. Russian office revealed violations in products of JSC “Slutsk cheese-making plant”, JSC “Baranovichi milk factory”, JSC “Kobrin butter and cheese factory”, JSC “Pruzhany milk mill”, OJSC “Babushkina Krynka and OJSC Dairy company Novogrudok gifts”, JSC “Molodechno dairy plant”, municipal production unitary enterprise “Mozyr dairy products”, and OAO “Lepel milk canning plant”. Requested by the Rosselkhoznadzor measure due to the serious risks for consumers of these productions. The presence of agricultural products veterinary drugs can develop human immunity to antibiotics and can cause allergic reactions.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of agriculture and food of Belarus – Director of the Department of veterinary and food supervision Alexander Subbotin has informed that the working meeting of representatives of agricultural departments of Belarus and Russia will take place on 15 may in Moscow. According to him, the meeting will discuss a number of issues, including the results of inspections of the Rosselkhoznadzor. He also said that during the work in Belarus (2nd may-12th may – approx. TASS) representatives of the Russian authorities called for 13 enterprises processing milk, meat and fish.

Two groups of specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor in may inspected processing plants in all regions of the Republic. In connection with restriction of supplies of Belarusian products to Russia from 5 to 13 April at the Belarusian enterprises worked the first five groups of inspectors of the Department. Inspections were conducted at 17 of the processing enterprises of the country, including five dairy, meat eight, two fish, two poultry farms and three dairy farms. After the inspection, the Rosselkhoznadzor has allowed the import of products of Belarusian enterprises to Russia.