Armenia’s State Food Safety Service detects no breach of standard in Belarus food products
YEREVAN, September 2. / ARKA /. Armenia’s State Food Safety Service, an affiliation of the Ministry of Agriculture, said it did not detect breaches of standard after examining the quality of imported meat products from Belarus.
The Armenian agency’s move was prompted by a decision of Rosselhoznadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, to suspend imports of pork from Belarus following reports of detecting African swine fever there.
The Armenian food safety agency has been examining carefully all products imported from Belarus, Brazil, the Netherlands, the U.S. and New Zealand from August 13
"We have been carefully examining since August 13 all the products of these countries, including meat and dairy products from Belarus and have found no breach of requirements," the State Food Safety Service said in a press release.
According to Armenia’s National Statistical Service, the imports of Belarusian goods in January-July 2013 amounted to $24.8 million, an increase of almost 15 percent over the same period last year. ---0---