Watchdog to allow vegetable imports from Hungary, Italy Jul 25

MOSCOW, Jul 22 (PRIME) — Russias Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare plans to lift a ban on vegetable imports from Hungary and Italy from July 25, the service said in a statement Friday, RIA Novosti reported.

Vegetable producers from the two countries are to be allowed to supply their products to Russia, accompanied by a special certificate, the service said.

The service recently lifted a ban on vegetable imports from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Poland. E.U. producers are now required to provide a special certificate guaranteeing the safety of their products.

Russian authorities introduced the ban on vegetable imports from the E.U. on June 2 following multiple outbreaks of a new strain of E. coli.


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