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Russia: Polish, Dutch and Spanish product binned
Last month the Russian phytosanitary service intercepted over 212 tonnes of fruit and vegetables that crossed the border illegally. In the first days of July the Russian phytosanitary service once again intercepted multiple shipments. The Rosselkhoznadzor reported on the intercepted products over the last few days.
In the month of June, 17 batches of fruits and vegetables were destroyed in the region Pskov, in the north east of the country, on the border of the Baltic States. It concerns a total weight of 212.2 tonnes. Apples, pears and mushrooms from Poland and the Netherlands were among the products binned.
In the region of Moscow, 5.5 tonnes of Polish apples were found with a trader during a preventative check. The apples were destroyed on July 12 at the tip in Stupino, Moscow.
Further to the north west the authorities intercepted more than 81 tonnes of Polish apples. The top fruit was intercepted at the start of the month during a move to follow the import from Belarus. The apples were dumped at Sebezh.
During an inspection by wholesalers and retailers in region Yaroslavl, north east of Moscow, a total of 319.75 kilos of fruits and vegetables were seized. It includes Turkish tomatoes, Polish apples and Spanish peaches. The inspection found labels on the packaging that confirmed the country of origin. The products were left at the local dump. In another report the inspection says that 201.8 kilos of apples from Poland were intercepted and destroyed.
A few thousand kilometres to the south east, in the region Kurgan, bordering Kazakhstan, over half a tonne of product was seized. It concerned 1596 kilos of Polish apples, among others. Although the smugglers had tried to destroy the labels on the boxes, the inspection was able to determine the country of origin through information on the pallet. The products were destroyed.
In Perm, a city to the north, a truck with 20 tonnes of cabbage from Kazakhstan was stopped. The accompanying documents were expired. Fines were handed out and the batch of cabbage was turned around back to Kazakhstan.
On the Ukrainian border, in the region of Rovensky, the inspection found over 3 tonnes of peeled walnuts in a warehouse. The nuts were imported from the Ukraine. Under the watchful eye of the inspection, the nuts were dumped.
Publication date: 7/14/2017
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