Agriculture Ministry develops method for immediate destruction of banned products appearing in Russia

The Russian Agriculture Ministry has developed a draft order, which envisages the immediate destruction of banned products brought onto the territory of Russia, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Yevgeny Gromyko told journalists on July 28 in Barnaul.

The Russian Agriculture Ministry has developed a draft order, which envisages the immediate destruction of banned products brought onto the territory of Russia, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Yevgeny Gromyko told journalists on July 28 in Barnaul.

"Over the weekend the Agriculture Ministry and government apparatus swiftly developed a draft order, which envisages the rules of dealing with these confiscated goods, banned cargo, which under the guise of transit across Russia, are appearing on our shelves. The flow is significant," he said.

The draft order was adopted by the government as a basis and is currently being agreed upon at services.

He said that the document describes "the way of seizing and immediately destroying these products." "The document envisages the disposal of fats, as well as the disposal of cheeses, and the disposal of vegetables and fruit," Gromyko said.

Meanwhile, he said, only one issue currently remains unresolved - the method of disposing of certain products, which may cause harm to the environment. This is, in particular, meat products.

President Vladimir Putin supported a proposal from Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev calling for the destruction of food shipments to Russia that violate the embargo. "Good. Let's agree the proposal," Putin said at a meeting with members of the government last week. Putin said he would issue an instruction to the Kremlin and the government to have legal specialists draft the proposal.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also expressed support for the proposal.

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