Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has expressed reservations about the quality of Polish fruit and vegetables imported to Russia, local daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported. According to the authority, out of 6 metric tons of produce with a higher than acceptable concentration of nitrates, 4 tons came from Poland.
Last week the watchdog's president Sergey Dankvert told Russian newspaper Moskovskiy Komsomolets that Rosselkhoznadzor would scrutinize all batches of pork coming to the country from Poland, after Spanish meat was found hidden in a shipment of Polish meat sent to Russia.
Three weeks ago, the Russian watchdog informed that E. coli bateria were found in frozen pork marrow and in beef imported from Poland. The agency said that “Polish veterinary services have been warned that such occurrences were unacceptable.”
Dariusz Wiraszka from Poland's State Plant Health and Seed Inspection Service told the Polish Press Agency that Poland has not received any official notification on this issue. He added that Polish fruit and vegetable exporters have also not signaled any difficulties.
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