1 Feb 2024 17:21

Rosselkhoznadzor bans importing feed from Serbia's Farmina Pet Foods as of January 31

MOSCOW. Feb 1 (Interfax) - Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has banned the supply of pet food from Serbia's Farmina Pet Foods as of January 31, Rosselkhoznadzor's press service told Interfax.

Rosselkhoznadzor said that the restrictions are "in connection with the repeated detection of arsenic in animal feed."

The service said in a press release that Rosselkhoznadzor has been systematically working for several years to control the quality and safety of feed products coming from third countries. Rosselkhoznadzor conducts continuous laboratory monitoring of feed coming from abroad in order to ensure compliance with Russian requirements, and the watchdog conducts on-site inspections of manufacturing enterprises.

Rosselkhoznadzor continues to identify numerous cases of inconsistencies and violations during laboratory monitoring of incoming feed, which indicate insufficient oversight on the part of the responsible foreign authorities, according to the press release.