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All news / Rosselkhoznadzor destroys 3 tonnes of embargoed meat, 20 tonnes of pepper

  • 11 Aug 2015, 12:27

The Russian agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, destroyed 3 tonnes of meat and 20 tonnes of pepper subject to a food import embargo on Aug. 8.

A total of 371 tonnes of embargoed food has been destroyed in Russia since Aug. 6, Rosselkhoznadzor said.

The meat was discovered at a provisional control veterinarian outpost in Krasnaya Gorka, the Smolensk region. Three trucks contained 3 tonnes of beef without veterinary stamps and accompanying documents.

Twenty tonnes of pepper discovered earlier was also destroyed at this outpost.

In addition, 40 tonnes of peaches and nectarines provided with phyto-sanitary certificates issued in Belarus based on certificates looking like Moroccan ones was also stopped at this outpost. The Moroccan authorities did not confirm authenticity of the documents, which means that the goods were smuggled and will have to be destroyed, Rosselkhoznadzor said.