Number of the week: Samara destroys 'European' banned meat imports

114 tons of pork has been destroyed in the Russian city of Samara (about 600 miles southeast of Moscow), the press secretary of Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Oversight Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) Yulia Melano reported on Aug. 4.The cargo was seized in April 2015. According to the documents, the pork was produced in Brazil, but inspectors of claimed that the meat was produced in the European Union, meaning that it was illegal - EU food imports are currently banned in Russia."Subsequently, Brazil has not confirmed the authenticity of the certificates," said Melano, who did not disclose how the food had been destroyed. "Rosselkhoznadzor has previously disposed of products that have illegally entered the country, and from Aug. 6 we will also do this on the border," she added.Photo by Shutterstock.

114 tons of pork has been destroyed in the Russian city of Samara (about 600 miles southeast of Moscow), the press secretary of Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Oversight Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) Yulia Melano reported on Aug. 4.The cargo was seized in April 2015. According to the documents, the pork was produced in Brazil, but inspectors of claimed that the meat was produced in the European Union, meaning that it was illegal - EU food imports are currently banned in Russia."Subsequently, Brazil has not confirmed the authenticity of the certificates," said Melano, who did not disclose how the food had been destroyed. "Rosselkhoznadzor has previously disposed of products that have illegally entered the country, and from Aug. 6 we will also do this on the border," she added.Photo by Shutterstock.

Anna Sorokina
How many tons of illegal pork was liquidated by Russia's sanitary watchdog this week?

114 tons of pork has been destroyed in the Russian city of Samara (about 600 miles southeast of Moscow), the press secretary of Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Oversight Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) Yulia Melano reported on Aug. 4.

The cargo was seized in April 2015. According to the documents, the pork was produced in Brazil, but inspectors of claimed that the meat was produced in the European Union, meaning that it was illegal - EU food imports are currently banned in Russia.

"Subsequently, Brazil has not confirmed the authenticity of the certificates," said Melano, who did not disclose how the food had been destroyed. "Rosselkhoznadzor has previously disposed of products that have illegally entered the country, and from Aug. 6 we will also do this on the border," she added.

Photo by Shutterstock.

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.