Quality problems: the Russian Federation has limited deliveries of Belarusian dairy products

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotoballoon plant. Archival photoQuality problems: the Russian Federation has limited deliveries of Belarusian dairy products© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The Rosselkhoznadzor imposed temporary restrictions on import of products of several Belarusian producers of milk powder, cheese and butter. The list includes seven companies.

So, the restrictions referred «Kobrin butter and cheese plant», «Molodechno dairy plant», «milk company «Novogrudok gifts», «Pruzhansky dairy plant», «Slutsk cheese-making plant» and its Lyubansky branch. In addition, the holding «Mogilev dairy company «Babushkina Krynka» will not be able to supply Russia with dry milk whey.

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The Rosselkhoznadzor explained that the decision about the limit was made after in products of Belarusian enterprises found antibiotic residues. The Ministry said that Minsk had warned about violations.

«…The Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the Department of veterinary and food supervision of the Ministry of agriculture and food of Belarus with a request to suspend the veterinary certification in the Russian Federation products (milk, cheese, butter) with some Belarusian enterprises. However, the Belarusian side has not responded to a formal appeal of the Rosselkhoznadzor properly», — stated in the message Rosselkhoznadzor.

On Monday it became known that the Agency imposes regime of enhanced laboratory control in respect of nine Belarusian enterprises. All seven plants in respect of which the restrictions come under supervision.


The Rosselkhoznadzor has imposed restrictions on Belarusian enterprises. In Minsk complaints about the quality of their products are unjustified.

«When we reproach today that we have food not the same, this is too much. Belarus is the only Republic that has kept the Standards, we tightened them up. They are tougher than in the European Union», — said last week the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The Belarusian leader then said that the requirements to quality of production in the country was reinforced, in particular, after the Chernobyl disaster, which affected Belarus.

«Today we have businesses, farms will not be poor products, it will immediately test and cull» — said Lukashenko, noting the high level of the feedstock.

Lukashenko against Dankvert

The President of Belarus is not just enough, sharply criticized the work of Rosselhoznadzora. So, in early February, he called to initiate a criminal case against the head of the Russian Department Sergei Dankvert.

«With regard to food. Only thing I will say. You know, different kind of «Tanqueray» — we need to solve the issue and to initiate a criminal case according to Dankvert for damage to the state,» Lukashenka said.

After a few days of the interior Ministry of Belarus said that holds a number of pre-investigation checks against the officials of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
In March, the Belarusian President also stated that the reason for the restrictions against companies has become a regular competition.

«They can’t compete with us because we have established a good enterprise. Take the «Grandmother’s Krynka» — the Mogilev company. It is a brand of Belarus, one of the best companies in the world. They also produce a wonderful products. This is a great company, and we have plenty of those. In each area, a, in some — two. Therefore, they can’t compete with us», — the politician noted.

He Dankvert when commenting on the proposal of Lukashenka about the criminal case, said he was not afraid of persecution.

«If the Prosecutor’s office will look into the matter impartially, the only claim that may occur to me, that I didn’t shut down the Belarusian enterprises and a lot of trust to the Belarusian side. Because of the violations revealed much more,» — said the Russian official in an interview with the newspaper «Izvestia».

The position of the Russian authorities

The Minister of agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev in mid-March approved the actions of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

«When we started to argue with them on some issues, of course, is immediately a storm of reaction, including criminal proceedings against Dankvert, and all the grass does not grow, disaster. Nothing of the sort. Position Dankvert, the Rosselkhoznadzor considered», — said Tkachev.

«It protects the foundations of the state of our country agricultural producers. And we will build our policy in the field of agricultural production, processing and beyond,» the Minister added.

Quality problems: the Russian Federation has limited deliveries of Belarusian dairy products© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobanks did not rule out a response to the failure of FCS to accept certificates sootvetstviya the Kremlin initiative about the criminal case raised eyebrows.

«We believe that the Russian Rosselkhoznadzor performs its functions and performs them brilliantly and we are really puzzled in connection with this decision,» — said immediately after the speech Lukashenko, the press service of the Russian President.

Then Moscow has also called on Minsk to settle disputes «in a peaceful manner by negotiations».