5,000 tons of food destroyed in Russia since August

According to the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, more than 5,000 tons of food has been smuggled to Russia since August 6th. The banned produce included 4,776 tons of plant products, generally vegetables and fruits, and 244 tons of animal products. Of these amounts, 4,630 tons of plants and 181 tons of animal products have been destroyed.

From April 29th to May 5th this year, about 300 tons of plant produce and 26 tons of animal produce were seized.

The destruction of smuggled products is carried out in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russia "on separate special economic measures, taken with the aim of ensuring the safety of the Russian Federation", signed July on 29th. According to the document, agricultural products produced by countries that support the economic sanctions against Russia are banned from entering Russia and are subject to seizure and destruction

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