The Rosselkhoznadzor bans supplies of dairy raw materials from Belarus since June 6

Источник: The DairyNews
The Rosselkhoznadzor informed that since June 6, 2018 it is forced to impose temporary restrictions on the supply of dairy products to Russia, which revealed the greatest number of violations, reports The DairyNews. The ban applies to dairy raw materials, including consumer packaging of more than 2.5 liters.
The list of the ban included: pasteurized sterilized and ultra-pasteurized in bulk milk and cream, milk and cream powder, concentrated, canned and condensed milk and cream; whey milk in bulk, concentrated and powdered whey; concentrate of whey and milk protein.

It should be noted that the ban will also affect all of these products supplied in consumer containers of more than 2.5 liters, the Department stressed.

The Rosselkhoznadzor draws the consumers ' attention to the fact that the listed Belarusian products with the volume up to 2.5 liters are not subject to prohibition and will be further exported to Russia. The information was confirmed by the press secretary of the Rosselkhoznadzor Yulia Melano. Representatives of the Department informed Ivan Smilgin, Director of the Department of veterinary and food supervision of the Ministry of agriculture and food of the Republic of Belarus about the decision.

At the end of February this year, the Rosselkhoznadzor has already announced its intention to ban the import of dairy raw materials from Belarus. At first, it was planned to introduce a ban on February 26, then the deadline was postponed to March 5, and then to March 15. It should be noted that then there were no restrictions on the supply of products in consumer packaging, as this time.

The Supervisory Agency explained the waiver of the prohibition first with holding the negotiations, then with waiting for inspection of enterprises.

The market response to the decision of the service was ambiguous, especially in the background of a sharp fall in the price of raw milk in the winter this year. According to analysts, the complete closure of raw materials supplies from Belarus will aggravate the situation on the Russian dairy market.

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Молокосодержащие продукты. Часть игроков рынка до сих пор считает, что данную категорию необходимо исключить из технического регламента «О безопасности молока и молочной продукции», чтобы не вводить потребителя в заблуждение и сделать «натуральные» молочные продукты конкурентоспособнее. Вопрос усилился с введением «сложносочиненных» терминов, именующих продукты с заменой молочного жира (вроде продукт молокосодержащий с заменителем молочного жира, произведенный по технологии сметана/сыра/молока).
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