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MOSCOW, July 21 (Itar-Tass) — Chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko urged Russians to be very careful when buying watermelons.
Since August watermelons have appeared in Russian shops. The chief sanitary inspector urged Russians to be very careful when buying watermelons.
Due to nitrates, which can be contained in watermelons, it is necessary “to be very demanding and bloody-minded” when choosing watermelons. It is necessary to check all licenses and the origin of watermelons, Onishchenko said.
At present, watermelons are supplied mainly from Central Asia. “In August watermelons will be supplied from Astrakhan. Our watermelons, in my view, are more qualitative,” Onishchenko told a press conference on Thursday.