Russian Federal service for veterinary and phytosanitary control Rosselkhoznadzor has discovered counterfeit in half of the meat products samples, taken over in 2016 in the occupied Crimea. Situation with dairy products is a bit more positive - about a quarter of the samples showed a counterfeit product, Deputy Head of the Regional Office of Rosselkhoznadzor Yuri Yepanov reported.
“We will continue monitoring the counterfeit product in Crimea. In 2016, we selected 260 samples. The situation is not very good: 22.5% of counterfeit was discovered in 202 samples of dairy products in Crimea. With regard to meat products, up to 45% of counterfeit products was found (out of the total number of samples),” the official said.
Earlier QHA reported that a self-proclaimed "Premier" of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov had called into question the quality of Russian food imported into the occupied peninsula. According to him, in terms of naturalness, local Crimean product is better in quality than similar goods imported from Russia. During the meeting with the "Minister" of agriculture of Crimea Andrew Ryumshin he said that he intended to carry out some testing of products from the Russian Federation collecting the samples right at the Kerch ferry.