Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Russia bans imports of Ukrainian beer and vodka
The Russian Federal Service for Consumer Control, Rospotrebnadzor, ruled to suspend the shipments of alcohol-containing beverages to Russia from Ukraine. The list of banned drinks includes beer and beer drinks made by several Ukrainian producers, a messages on the website of the agency said. As part of procedures of state supervision over the circulation of food products, during lab tests of vodka, beer and beer drinks produced in Ukraine, numerous violations were found in the field of consumer rights protection (inconsistent requirements for product labeling). It was particularly stated that: - beer produced by JSC Obolon (Ukraine) did not comply with requirements of the energy value and organoleptic characteristics; beer drink produced by JSC San InbevUkraina (Ukraine) did not correspond to product-labeling requirements; - alcoholic beverages produced by LLC Ukrainian Distribution Company (Ukraine) did not correspond to the volume fraction of alcohol and organoleptic characteristics. All laboratory tests were carried out by laboratory centers accredited in the Russian and international accreditation system, the report said. The imports of Ukrainian alcoholic beverages, beer and beer drinks to the territory of the Russian Federation will be suspended from August 15.