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Russia: Chanterelles for the UAE

Published May 7, 2024

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Experts from the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Center for Grain Quality Assessment" have successfully conducted a quarantine examination and laboratory control on a batch of dry chanterelle mushrooms set for export to the United Arab Emirates. This rigorous testing process, in line with TR CU 021/2011 food safety standards, verified that the mushrooms were within safe levels for radionuclides, including cesium, and free from any quarantine pests. This successful examination underscores the region's capability to export environmentally friendly and radiation-safe wild food products such as berries, mushrooms, and medicinal herbs, marking a significant step towards tapping into international markets with high-quality exports.
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Specialists of the Krasnoyarsk branch conducted research on the export batch of mushrooms to the United Arab Emirates Specialists of the Krasnoyarsk branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Center for Grain Quality Assessment" carried out a quarantine examination and laboratory control of the first batch of dry mushroom - chanterelle, intended for export shipment to the United Arab Emirates, for compliance with TR CU 021/2011 "On the safety of food products." – Mushrooms are champions in the accumulation of radioactive cesium. On average, its concentration in mushrooms is more than 20 times higher than in the most contaminated layer of forest litter. The main mineral element included in the fruiting bodies of mushrooms is potassium, a chemical analogue of cesium-137, so mushrooms absorb radioactive cesium especially actively. At the same time, strontium-90, another common radioactive element, is absorbed by mushrooms much worse,” explained Nadezhda Terekhova, head of the ...
Source: AgriNews
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