Russia bans Roshen confectionery


The Russian sanitary service has introduced a ban on the supply to Rusia of the products of Roshen, one of the largest confectionery manufacturers in Ukraine, Head of the Russian Federal Consumer Rights Service (Rospotrebnadzor) Gennady Onishchenko has told Interfax.

"Unfortunately, our apprehensions have proved true, a fact which we sincerely regret. The identified irregularities give us reason to raise the issue of banning the imports of all products of this company... Instructions have been given to customs bodies to ban the import of confectionary products of Roshen company into our country," he said.

According to Onishchenko, Rospotrebnadzor picked confectionaries produced at four of the company's facilities - in Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Mariupol and Kremenchuk and concluded that they "did not comply with declared parameters."

"The quality and safety requirements were violated. There are reasons to speak of systemic violations of our country's legislation on the protection of consumers' rights," he said.