Moscow bans import of vegetables from various countries including Egypt

The Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) in Moscow has stopped the supply of various types of vegetables and fruits to the Russian capital’s market from producers in several countries including Egypt, China and Iran, according to the Russian newspaper “Izvestia”.

The authority’s decision stated that import has been suspended in order to prevent large-scale infectious diseases (poisoning) among the population.

The ban includes a number of producers of oranges, tangerines, grapes, peppers, lemons and pomegranates in Turkey. The ban list also includes producers from Egypt, Iran and China, meaning that the ban did not affect the country as a whole, but rather was imposed on specific producers.

In December 2020, Russia imposed a ban on the import of tomatoes and apples from Azerbaijan, and earlier 17 violations of health safety standards were recorded within two months.

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