446 kg of banned food items destroyed in Sverdlovsk Region

11 August 2015 (09:14)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, August 11, 2015. 446 kg of food items whose import became illegal last year were confiscated by Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) between December 2014 and July 2015, the division’s Deputy Head Olga Dikonskaya said at a press conference in Yekaterinburg.

She explained embargoed foods were found in Magnit, Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, Verniy, and Megamart supermarket chains.

Sixty-six batches got confiscated over the last eight months, including six batches of meat and meat products (U.S. chicken leg quarters and pork filets, Hungarian and Portuguese deli items, and Lithuanian dumplings) and nineteen batches of dairy products (German cream and Dutch and Swiss cheeses) as well as some Danish salmon, German frozen foods, and crabmeat sticks of unknown origin.

Additionally, twenty batches of Polish vegetables and seven batches of Polish fruit and seven batches of Belgian and German nuts got confiscated as well.

Rospotrebnadzor has inspected 828 food stores in Sverdlovsk Region since last December, 700 of which are retail stores, 6 are wholesale warehouses, 111 are educational establishments, and 2 are farmers’ markets. Problems were detected at 279 locations, with 563 batches of food items (3,000 kg) found faulty.

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