Import of 36 batches of vegetable products, infected with quarantine hazardous objects, has not been allowed from Azerbaijan and Iran to the territory of the Russian Federation, APA-Economics reports citing Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).
Control measures have been conducted on 65 919,2 thousand tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables, which were imported to Russia in March of this year.
Initial phytosanitary control has been conducted on 38708,3 tonnes of vegetables (tomato, potato, eggplant, lettuce, greens, cabbage, etc) and 27 210,9 tonnes of fruits (apples, kiwis, oranges, melons, etc) during import from Azerbaijan and Iran in Yarag-Gazmalar border crossing point on the Russian state border.
State inspectors of the Caucasus Interregional Department of Rosselkhoznadzor did not allow the import of 36 commercial batches of products (25 from Azerbaijan and 11 from Iran) into the territory of the Russian Federation.
Among the banned products were 432.5 tons of fresh tomatoes from Azerbaijan and 129.8 tons of Beijing cabbage, iceberg lettuce, and lettuce from Iran.