The Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has prevented the delivery of food products from Western countries, including more than 500 tonnes of chicken legs from the United States, to the Russian market, a Rospotrebnadzor spokesman told Interfax on Thursday.
The delivery of two batches of U.S. chicken legs, weighing a total of 500 tonnes, was banned by the service's branch for St. Petersburg, the spokesman said.
In a separate development, over 46 tonnes of salt pork produced in Poland and Germany, some 26 tonnes of pork liver manufactured in the U.S., as well as five batches of fresh apples weighting more than 100 tonnes were not allowed to enter Russia, he said.
These measures were taken as part of "routine work to identify falsified and banned food products and prevent their sale on the Russian market" in accordance with the Russian president's decree that permits the application of "special economic measures to ensure the security of the Russian Federation," he said.
All attempts to import banned products to Russia are suppressed during sanitary and quarantine control, the spokesman said.
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