Russia bans Ukrainian detergent imports

Russia has banned imports of detergents manufactured by the Vinnytsyapobutkhim company, Anna Popova, chief of the Russian health and consumer rights oversight service (Rospotrebnadzor) told Interfax on June 9.

Russia has banned imports of detergents manufactured by the Vinnytsyapobutkhim company, Anna Popova, chief of the Russian health and consumer rights oversight service (Rospotrebnadzor) told Interfax on June 9.

"The ban will take effect on June 15," she said.

"Synthetic baby laundry detergents of the Ushasty Nyan series do not comply with toxicity standards," Popova said.

Vinnytsyapobutkhim also makes the Lotos detergents, according to the company's website.

Rospotrebnadzor's St. Petersburg department has examined the Ushasty Nyan baby laundry detergent, uncovering violations of sanitary and epidemiological regulations.

Russia earlier banned other food and nonfood products made in Ukraine, citing safety concerns, including dairy products, chocolates, juices, canned food and alcohol.

It banned imports of individual Ukrainian household chemicals in April, alongside wallpaper and personal hygiene items, Interfax earlier reported.

Rospotrebnadzor said then that it had launched checks on 15 Ukrainian nonfood products, including perfumes, aftershaves, antiperspirants, soap, bedclothes and diapers.

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