No counterfeit local dairy products revealed in Tatarstan in 1H 2019

13 September 2019, Friday

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a regular meeting of the Committee to Combat Illicit Trafficking of Industrial Products in Tatarstan. This time it was about the results of the supervision over the circulation of counterfeit dairy products in the republic in the first 6 months of 2019. The meeting was chaired by Minister Albert Karimov.

In her report, Head of the Rospotrebnadzor Office in Tatarstan Marina Patyashina said: “In the course of supervisory measures in the first half of the year, no cases were revealed of dairy products falsification from Tatarstan producers, only violations of imported products from other regions were recorded”.

Deputy Head of Tatarstan Office of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Yevgeny Ivanov, informed the audience of the need to issue accompanying veterinary documents for products such as butter, cream, condensed milk, and other finished dairy products from July 1, 2019. This measure would significantly reduce opportunities for falsification of dairy products. From November 1, 2019, veterinary certificates will be issued for all dairy products.

Summing up the meeting, Minister Karimov proposed to unite the efforts of regulatory and law enforcement agencies in order to identify and counter the spread of counterfeit products in the consumer market of Tatarstan.

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