Rusia destroys 17,600 tonnes of embargo-busting produce since August 2015 – watchdog

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MOSCOW. Aug 28 (Interfax) – Since August 6, 2015, Russia has destroyed 17,600 tonnes of food products imported to Russia in violation of the partial embargo, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported.

Products from plant cultivation account for 17,140 tonnes of the total, while 475 tonnes of livestock farming products have been destroyed.

In the two years or so that the destruction order has been in effect, 17,893 tonnes of embargoed products have been seized, including 17,281 tonnes of plant and 612 tonnes of livestock products.

In the past week only products of plant cultivation have been seized. No illegal shipments of meat and dairy products were detected.

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