Rospotrebnadzor suspends imports, sale of U.S. Nissin Foods products in Russia
MOSCOW. June 6 (Interfax) - Russia's Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) has suspended the import and distribution of U.S.-produced instant Nissin Cup Noodles with beef on the domestic market, because the product contains genetically modified soybeans, the consumer watchdog said in a statement.
"Rospotrebnadzor reports the discovery of genetically modified soybeans in American instant Nissin Cup Noodles with beef. In order to prevent any negative impact on the health of the population, Rospotrebnadzor has taken measures to suspend the import and distribution of food products produced by Nissin Foods (USA) Co, U.S.A.," according to the statement.
Specifically, the watchdog has discovered the presence of transgenic soybeans of "GTS-3-2, A2704-12, A5547-127, MON87708, MON89788, and FG72 at more than 0.9% (7.2%) each; as well as unregistered in Russia GMO soybeans DAS-44406-06 at more than 0.5%, which contravenes the requirements of the technical regulations 'On Food Product Safety' of the Customs Union."
Rospotrebnadzor has emphasized that if the specified products are found in distribution, "We strongly recommend notifying the Rospotrebnadzor authorities about the fact of sale, and not consuming the products if purchased."