Russia suspends import of fish preserves manufactured in 4 Latvian factories

Rospotrebnadzor has made a decision to suspend the import of fish preserves manufactured in four Latvian factories, Anna Popova, Russia's chief sanitary inspector and head of Rospotrebnadzor, told Interfax on July 27.

Rospotrebnadzor has made a decision to suspend the import of fish preserves manufactured in four Latvian factories, Anna Popova, Russia's chief sanitary inspector and head of Rospotrebnadzor, told Interfax on July 27.

"The import of fish preserves is suspended beginning on August 1. We are currently talking about four Latvian enterprises," she said.

Popova said this decision was made on the basis of the results of state sanitary supervision of the turnover of food products and oversight in the sphere of consumer protection rights.

"Several tests performed on the fish preserves manufactured by some Latvian plants have shown breaches of the legislation on the protection of consumer rights. A whole range of violations," Popova said.

Popova said the breaches include labels and weight content that do not meet the requirements, as well as breaches in energy value indicators.

"The batches of food that fell short of the established requirements have been withdrawn from sale," Popova said.

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