Russian watchdog could lift ban on EU vegetable imports on Aug 8

MOSCOW, Aug 5 (PRIME) — Russias Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare could lift its ban on vegetable imports from the E.U. on August 8, the services head Gennady Onishchenko said Friday, RIA Novosti reported.

Russian authorities introduced a ban on vegetable imports from the E.U. on June 2 as a result of multiple outbreaks of the deadly E. coli virus.

Russia has already resumed vegetable imports, under a special regime, from several E.U. countries including Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Bulgaria.

The current regime is to be in force until new E. coli outbreaks can be contained for a minimum of 10 days from the last reported case, the service said.


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