Russia removes ban on imports of dairy products from 29 companies in New Zealand

From Monday, 29 companies in New Zealand are allowed to supply dairy product ingredients to Russia. That is according to a statement of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance /Rosselkhoznadzor/.

“Rosselkhoznadzor has decided from August 17, 2015 to remove temporary restrictions on deliveries of a number of dairy products ingredients from 29 companies in New Zealand,” the watchdog said. The regulator said it made the decision after studying the date provided by the Veterinary Service of New Zealand.

The list of ingredients permitted for import includes water free butter fat, whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate, which are in high demand and are not produced in Russia, according to the statement.

Rosselkhoznadzor decided to limit the supply of all dairy products from New Zealand to Russia in August 2013 after botulinum toxin was detected in dairy products of a number of local companies.

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