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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:06

More than 183 tons of imported fruit found substandard

As of August 23 this year, the experts of the Central Laboratory State Organization "Center for Grain Quality Assessment" showed poor quality imported fruit and vegetables in batches of a total weight of 11 183.7 tonnes.

According to the research found that 59.6 tons of grapes from Turkey, 82.9 tonnes of nectarines and peaches from Spain and Greece, 21.2 tons of plums from Serbia and 20 tons of apples from Moldova contaminated with pesticide residues (OCP) and nitrate content them in the fruit exceeds the maximum allowable level. Information on the identification assigned to the Office of Rosselkhoznadzor for the city of Moscow and the Moscow and Tula regions.

According to the monitoring of pollution by nitrates and OKP imported products of plant origin, carried out by specialists of chemical-toxicological laboratory of the Central State Organization "Center for assessing the quality of the grain," since the beginning of the year 6205 conducted studies of samples of fruit and vegetable products of foreign manufacturers and 366 of them are a total weight of more than 6.4 tonnes revealed an excess of GST and nitrates.

Source: Rosselkhoznadzor