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Rospotrebnadzor: Domestic products posed as imported in Penza stores

15:24 | 24.12.2014 | Society

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Penza, 24 December 2014. PenzaNews. The Rospotrebnadzor experts registered cases of consumer misleading by providing false information about products, their origin and consumer properties in the Penza region during unscheduled checks of organizations engaged in food production and sale.

Rospotrebnadzor: Domestic products posed as imported in Penza stores

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“In particular, Russian products were sold as imported,” the press office of the department told PenzaNews agency on Wednesday, December 24.

Rospotrebnadzor explained that the control measures in chain stores, shopping centers, markets and weekend fairs were organized pursuant to Presidential Decree of August 6 2014, titled “On the application of certain special economic measures to ensure the security of the Russian Federation.”

“During more than 200 checks, in a few cases it was found that consumers are provided with information that the country-producer of cheeses, fishery products, vegetables and fruits is Germany, France, Norway, Spain. Upon receipt of information on the possible sale of the prohibited products, unscheduled check were immediately organized. From September to December 2014, they carried out 52 checks, during which there were revealed no goods imported illegally,” the press service noted.

However, the agency added that the experts withdrew 99 batches of food with total weight of over 4,4 tons because of violations of sanitary and consumer protection legislation, as well as technical regulations.

“64 violation reports have been compiled on administrative offenses. The total amount of fines assigned is over 100 thousand rubles,” Rospotrebnadzor of the Penza region stated.

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