MOSCOW: ‘ Russia Plans to Ban Fruit Imports from Ukraine ‘

#AceFoodNews – MOSCOW – September 19 – Russia may ban imports of fruits from Ukraine by late September, Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Friday RIA Novisti reported.  

' Russia may ban imports of fruits from Ukraine by late September. '

‘ Russia may ban imports of fruits from Ukraine by late September. ‘

Alexei Alekseyenko, an aide to Rosselkhoznadzorchief, said pests were discovered in Ukrainian-grown fruits. Russian customs services have also detected attempts to import banned Moldovan fruits under the guise of Ukrainian products.

“So, we may soon impose restrictions on imports of fruits from Ukraine,” he said. “We may make the decision to impose the restrictions by the end of the month.”

On September 5, Russia’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, decided to ban the import of Ukrainian candy and confectionaries.

Earlier in August, Moscow suspended imports of Ukrainian alcoholic beverages to Russia, citing violations of consumer rights. The ban concerns alcohol produced by three companies: Obolon, SUN InBev Ukraine and Global Spirits.

In mid-July, Russia imposed a complete ban on dairy product imports from Ukraine, citing violations of Russian veterinary and sanitary requirements.

Ukrainian authorities responded restricting the import of a number of Russian products, such as confectionery products and pork.



` Activists Protest about the Food we Eat and is Fed to our children by Fast Food Outlets like Mac Donald's '

#AceFoodNews- MOSCOW – April 12 – When l saw this article l just had to post the fact that several Russian regions held protest actions against American fast food on Friday.

The protesters called for closing McDonald’s fast food restaurants In Russia and refrain from opening the new ones.

Anti-fast food pickets were set up in Vladimir, Krasnodar, Petrozavodsk and other cities across Russia.

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“Any gastroenterologist would tell you that fast food is poisoning. It is necessary to close all McDonald’s restaurants in Russia so that our children do not get poisoned with fountain drinks and pickled cucumbers,” Valery Puzanov, a participant in the action in Vladimir, 200 kilometres to the east of Moscow, told ITAR-TASS.

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To demonstrate his hatred of the fast food, Puzanov went to a local McDonald’s restaurant, bought a children’s lunch, poured it out on a wax cloth and trampled it down with his feet.

“You have left Crimea – Get Out of Bryansk!”, “Down with American Fast Food!”, “Go Home!”, that was what anti-McDonald’s activists in Bryansk, a city located 379 kilometers southwest of Moscow, said as they demonstrated outside the local shopping mall.

In Ivanovo, a regional Duma deputy, Roman Yefremov, announced a contest for the best public action against McDonald’s.

He wants to call public attention to healthy food.

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