MOSCOW (QHA) -

A batch of Turkish tangerines was crushed by a bulldozer in Stavropol Krai of the Russian Federation, press service of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Stavropol Krai reports.

As reported, fresh tangerines, originated from Turkey were revealed in Lenta mall (Zheleznovodsk, village Inozemtsevo) on January 8. The packaging date - January 4 and delivery date - January 5 were indicated on the package while the product was prohibited for importation into the territory of the Russian Federation from January 1, 2016.

“Since the counterfeit product is not safe for consumption, the fresh tangerines, in the amount of 225.2 kg were seized and destroyed by a mechanical breakdown with the use of special equipment at Argo site (Mineralovodsky District),” the report says.

Just a reminder: Russia imposed sanctions against Turkey on November 28, 2015, according to which the import of Turkish vegetables, fruits, flowers, poultry meat and salt was prohibited from January 1, 2016.

QHA