In Moscow conducted a test purchase of milk and cheese

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petaluman. Archival photoIn Moscow conducted a test purchase of milk and cheese© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

The head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief sanitary doctor of Russia Anna Popova and the Chairman of the National Union of milk producers (Soyuzmoloko) Andrey Danilenko held in conjunction with the media control purchase samples of cheese in the price range up to 500 rubles per kilogram and drinking milk (3.2% fat) in the discounter and supermarket in Moscow, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

A cooperation agreement to combat counterfeiting of dairy products was signed between the «Soyuzmoloko» and the CPS in the Eastern economic forum.

All taken at a «controlled buy» products will be investigated in the laboratory of Rospotrebnadzor.

Popov noted that the Agency is monitoring the quality of dairy products on a regular basis.

«We do not choose manufacturers, we are not trying to assess the market overall, because it is virtually impossible, we realize that in many countries and almost everywhere there are problems with substitution products… But we are a country focused on the concern for citizens, concern for people, the fact that people get quality food to ensure their health», — said Popov.

«We shoot all presented in a row on the shelf dairy products… if you do they will be, as it should be, impersonal, sealed, and stacked in a cooler bag and sent to the laboratory. We are ready to present you all the stages of the study and to familiarize with all the results. I’m sure such openness, such an approach will enable us more effectively to restore order in the market», concluded Popov.