23 Aug 2019 12:54

Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on imports of peanuts from U.S

MOSCOW. Aug 23 (Interfax) - The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has decided to stop prohibiting imports of peanuts produced in the U.S. on the condition that shipments meet quality and safety requirements, the agency said.

The ban was introduced on May 1, 2015 following repeated detection of cadmium concentrations higher than that allowed under Customs Union regulations.

In April 2015, following the detection of a violation in a shipment from the United States to the candy factory Rot Front, Rosselkhoznadzor ordered its regional branches to test every lot of peanuts for the presence of cadmium.

The U.S. exported about 19,500 tonnes of peanuts to Russia in 2014, according to the agency.