Russia lifts ban on lactose-free milk, salmon fry, seed potatoes, nutritional supplements

Russia has removed lactose-free milk, salmon fry, trout, seed potatoes, onion, hybrid sweet corn and nutritional supplements from the list of foods banned from import into Russia, according to a government decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and published on the Council of Ministers' website on August 20.

Russia has removed lactose-free milk, salmon fry, trout, seed potatoes, onion, hybrid sweet corn and nutritional supplements from the list of foods banned from import into Russia, according to a government decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and published on the Council of Ministers' website on August 20.

On August 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or limiting for a period of one year the import to Russia of farm produce, raw ingredients and foodstuffs from countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. The embargo, the full list of which was announced only on August 7, applies to entire categories of food from the EU, the U.S., Australia, Canada and Norway, and includes beef, pork, fruit and vegetables, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products.

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