Metro Cash & Carry Fined for Selling Unfit Foods in Yekaterinburg

21 February 2012 (09:15)

Sverdlovsk Region Arbitration Court fined Metro Cash & Carry for selling foods that did not meet the normative documentation requirements; the fine amounted to 50,000 RUR and meant that the court ruled in favor of the claim laid against the company by Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor in Leninsky and Verkh-Isetsky districts of Yekaterinburg.

Rospotrebnadzor (the consumer rights agency) insisted that the retailer face administrative liability and that the following food items be confiscated: canned Atlantic sardines in oil (produced at Baltiysky Kombinat, Svetly, Kaliningrad Region), condensed milk (produced at Sibiryak and Verkhovsky Dairy Plant), Doktorskaya cooked sausage (produced at Kalinka, Chelyabinsk, and AgroService).

Rospotrebnadzor declared that the retailer’s actions constituted a violation described in Article 19.19 (part 1) of the Russian Federation Administrative Offense Code.

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