Campaign to destroy imported products gathering momentum in Russia

For two days, embargoed food products have been destroyed in Russia

12 August 2015 11:51

On August 7, 2015, Rosselkhoznadzor destroyed nine tons of carrots from Poland seized at a wholesale distribution center.

Recovered at Food City, a wholesale distribution center located in a newly built residential area of Moscow, the embargoed carrots were pulped at a site outside Moscow.

Alexander Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture, is the one who suggested that all of the embargoed food products imported into Russia were to be destroyed at the border. On one day alone, 300 tons of embargoed food products were destroyed.

Nearly nine tons of cheese were crushed with a road roller at Ecotrans site outside Belgorod, two trucks loaded with tomatoes and three trucks full of nectarines were destroyed in Smolensk and three shipments of peaches were destroyed in the Bryansk region.