The Ministry of agriculture suggested that the Rosselkhoznadzor control for food products


Appropriate amendments will be made to the law on veterinary medicine.

 The Ministry of agriculture considers necessary to fully convey the Rosselkhoznadzor powers the control of food products. This was during a meeting of the Board of Rosselkhoznadzor informed the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.

Now powers beyond the control of the food products is carried out by the Rosselkhoznadzor.

"Of course, it is necessary to expand your authority in the field of veterinary control. The Ministry of agriculture is working on a package of legislative initiatives, assure other agencies of the need to adopt such a decision," he said.

We are talking about the powers of control over food products in processing plants, as well as in places of storage and sale. The agriculture Ministry also insists on the possibility of sudden and unscheduled inspections and the extension of powers to control the regional veterinary services, and increasing fines for the violations, especially in respect of violation of requirements of technical regulations and labelling.

"I hope that in the spring session we will make the appropriate amendments to the law on veterinary medicine, will be heard, and amendments will be accepted. And in 2019 we will get stronger", - said Tkachev.

In his opinion, it is also necessary to increase state control and effectively fight the spread of dangerous animal diseases, first of all, with ASF and FMD. Changes need to touch and control procedures for the safe handling of pesticides. "Consultations at the government level, has convinced us that requires the development of a new bill, which will make clear the subject of control and the mechanisms for its implementation", - said the Minister.

He believes that this is especially important now because of the imperfection of the Russian legislation actively used by both Russian and foreign companies manufacturing agrochemicals. "It will also enable us to fulfill the strict conditions of the countries - importers of Russian agricultural products", - said Tkachev.


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