Trade Minister: 20% of Dairy Foods on the Market Adulterated

29 June 2017 (13:18)

UrBC, Moscow, June 29, 2017. 20% of dairy products and 50% of fish on offer on the Russian market are, in fact, adulterated, RNS refers to Russia’s Industry & Trade Minister Denis Manturov as saying at a recent Federation Council meeting.

According to the minister, counterfeit, adulterated, and illegally imported foods make it difficult for quite a few economic sectors to develop normally.

‘Up to 35% of products on the processing industries market are traded illegally; the share of adulterated dairy foods is estimated at 20%, that of fish sometimes reaches as much as 50%. On top of this, up to 30% of automobile and tractor parts are not authentic; the share of illegally traded fuel is estimated at the same 30%,’ the minister said.

For one, some manufacturers replace frozen Alaska pollock and haddock with cod and use vegetable oils to imitate butter.

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