27 January 2015, Tuesday, 18:17

Bashkortostan Customs officers found about 300 kg of "forbidden" imported cheese


UFA, 27 January 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Arthur Basyrov/. According to the customs of Bashkortostan, last year in the region about 300 kg of imported cheese were revealed, which fell under sanctions from Russia. Yuri Sokolov, the acting head of the department informed about it at a news conference in Ufa on Tuesday. According to him, an interagency group was established at Bashkortostan Customs to ensure the implementation of the decree banning the import of agricultural products into the country.

Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights) issued administrative reports for the identified violations. About 150 thousand rubles of fines was imposed,” Yuri Sokolov said.

It was the single proven fact of such a violation in Bashkortostan. However, the checks will be continued, the head of the department said.

On August 6, 2014, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning the import of agricultural products, raw materials and foods from the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.