02.12.2021

Cheese-like products with violations come from Macedonia and China

“Cheese-like” products manufactured by Lactalis Mk Logistika DooelScopje (Macedonia) and Shandong Yuxin Bio-Tech CO. LTD (China) enters Russia en masse, it does not meet safety requirements, but the Rosselkhoznadzor does not have enough powers to limit its spread on the territory of the Russian Federation, according to the materials of the service.

According to the service, products labeled “protein-fat product” have arrived on the territory of the Russian Federation. “In … 100% of cases in such products from Macedonia and China, significant amounts of preservatives (natamycin) were detected,” the ministry said in a statement.

It is added that sodium nitrate is also found in this product, which is also not declared on the labeling labels, meanwhile, the technical regulations of the Customs Union clearly define the information that must be indicated on the labeling label, as well as the content of certain components.

At the same time, “Rosselkhoznadzor does not seem to be able to take measures to prevent unsafe products and products misleading the consumer into trade, due to the fact that the so-called cheese-like products are not under the control of the service.”

For these reasons, the Rosselkhoznadzor cannot apply for the cancellation of the manufacturer’s warranties (declarations of product conformity). In addition, the authority of the service does not allow it to withdraw unsafe products from circulation and restrict their import into Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor considers it necessary to consider the possibility of amending the legislation that would make it possible to mitigate these risks, and within the framework of the existing powers, information letters were sent to the relevant control bodies, the Rosselkhoznadzor concludes.

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