Share of poor quality dairy foods rises 2.5 times

7 May 2015 (13:06)

May 7, 2015. Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) inspected 63,000 kg of dairy foods last year and found 15,000 kg unfit for sale. This was 2.5 times more than in 2013, the division’s deputy head Dmitri Kozlovskikh said at a press conference.

‘The increase in faulty items percentage mainly has to do with the fact that some 5,000 kg of foods with an incorrect date of manufacture stated on them (‘foods from the future’) were found at Manchazhskaya Dairy,’ he explained.

46% of faulty items had an incorrect manufacture date on them, 44% failed to meet the quality and safety requirements, 9% were past their sell-by date, and 0.5% were counterfeit items.

‘The fact that 15% of lab tests taken of faulty foods samples revealed some tetracycline content is particularly alarming. These antibiotics could both cause an allergy and make treating a patient with antibiotics inefficient,’ Kozlovskikh warned.

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