Russia: Rospotrebnadzor has limited the import of fruits and vegetables from Turkey and Iran
Published Dec 21, 2021
Rospotrebnadzor has suspended the import of fruits and vegetables from Turkey and Iran to Russia. The ban included lemons, tangerines, peppers, grapes and pomegranates. Pesticides banned in our country were found in the products, according to a message on the department's website. Products of 33 Turkish and Iranian producers fell under the ban, Rospotrebnadzor took measures, as a result of which about 60 thousand tons of grapes and more than 10 thousand tons of pomegranates from Turkey were not allowed to be imported into Russia.
The experts of the department found a residual amount of 12 pesticides in the products, 10 of which cannot be used in our country. “The concentrations of such pesticides as chlorpyrifos, acetamiprid, which are substances of the second hazard class, were more than twice as high in various types of food products,” Rospotrebnadzor noted. The Moscow department of Rospotrebnadzor has warned retail chains that they must suspend the sale of vegetables and fruits from some Turkish producers, several suppliers of pepper from Iran and one producer of dried mint from Egypt, Izvestia reports, citing a letter from the head of the Moscow department, Elena Andreeva. According to him, the ban also applies to chocolate eggs, corn noodles, noodles and chips produced in some factories in China. The letter stated that the products were tested for pesticides and GMOs, and laboratory tests were found to be unsatisfactory. The import of products was suspended in order to avoid the risk of mass ...