Rosselkhoznadzor introduced the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister for economy Arkady Dvorkovich to consider the introduction into the law of the term " cheese products " and install on their import from abroad protective duties, until then, generally impose a ban on the import of cheese products ", most of which are imported from Ukraine. About it writes on the first day of the week.
In the spring, Russia introduced a ban on the import of confectionery products of Ukrainian plants organization Roshen, were also complaints to the individual manufacturers of cheese. In response, the state inspection of Ukraine of Ukraine withdrew from sale of Russian confectionery, cheese and fish products due to discrepancies with the Ukrainian legislation ". Russia has suspended the import of products from milk six Ukrainian producers because of a number of violations of the products. The national Union of milk producers asked Rospotrebnadzor and Rosselhoznadzor enhance supervision over import " cheese products with a high content of vegetable fats from Ukraine, which seem to be sold in the Russian Federation on the rights of clean production of milk and not pass veterinary and sanitary inspection.
The Rosselkhoznadzor applied to Dvorkovich with the request to take measures against the introduction into the law of the term and marking " cheese product ", as well as the establishment of the barrier (increased on comparison with natural cheese) duties on imports of such products, writes print edition.
for reviews of the administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor, to the implementation of these proposals generally need to introduce a ban on the import of cheese, not containing milk protein and fat, Izvestia writes and adds that the main importer of such products-Ukraine.
Deputy head of Governor Nikolay Vlasov said the newspaper that the cost of raw materials for natural cheese hundred times higher than the cost of components for plant surrogate and the rate of profit to producers " cheese " product is huge.
" Imitation cheese is not a product of animal origin and on the fact remains under control of the Rosselkhoznadzor in their own movements and assessment of quality and safety. We asked the government to restore order and the introduction of standards for cheese products " to close the import of such product not only from Ukraine, but from everywhere, " said he.
according to the National Union of milk producers in the Russian Federation in 2013 were imported 20 thousand tons " cheese " product from Ukraine and about fifteen thousand tons from Poland, Denmark and France. Russia in 2013 produced 356 thousand tons of cheese and cheese products, and Ukraine 170 thousand tons (about 1% of world production), despite the fact that internal consumption of cheese in Ukraine - 120 thousand tons, informs the Association.