Russia's Rospotrebnadzor is working on documents banning the import of Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon whiskey from the U.S. into Russia.
"We are in the process of issuing a document banning the import of this product into Russia," the Rospotrebnadzor press service told Interfax on Monday.
"This alcohol-containing drink was found to contain phthalates, which are capable of causing functioning and later organic changes in the central and periphery nervous system and endocrine system, and also cancer and futility problems in men and women," Rospotrebnadzor reported on its website.
"Violations of the legislation on sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing of the population and the legislation on the protection of consumers' rights in the turnover of U.S. whiskey on the territory of Russia were found," the report says.
Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon, manufactured by Barton 1792 Distillery, U.S., did not undergo state registration for compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union, but its label stated the unified label indicating product turnover on the market of the countries of the Customs Union. Rospotrebnadzor is conducting supervisory activities on this matter," Rospotrebnadzor reported.
Bourbon is a type of whiskey manufactured in the U.S. It is mainly manufactured from corn.
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