Consumer Rights Watch: 17.5% of Meat Products on Sverdlovsk Region Market Past Sell-By Date

10 February 2017 (13:37)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 10, 2017. Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebndadzor (the state-run consumer rights watchdog) found seventy samples of meat products and fifty-one samples of canned meat faulty/adulterated last year; this amounted to 20.7% of the entire meat foods market, which is comparable with the figures for the year 2015.

According to the agency’s press service, the amount of meat products that failed to meet quality requirements dropped by 1.5 times compared with 2015, that of foods that failed to have the proper markings on them or the accompanying papers with them halved.

17.5% of faulty foods were still on sale past their sell-by date; this is mostly true of sausages and salami. All the items were withdrawn from sale.

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