Rosselkhoznadzor said that during six months, detained and destroyed more than 2.5 thousand tons of food products prohibited for import to Russia.
According to on February 7, who leads the office, arrested 2540,9 tons of food products of plant origin. Of them destroyed 2368,2 tons.
The amount of detained food products of animal origin amounted to 182 tonnes, of which destroyed 119, 8 tons.
The decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about “food embargo” came into effect on 6 August 2014, and exactly one year later, Putin issued another decree that year mandated the destruction of food smuggling.
The embargo was imposed in response to the sanctions the EU, USA and some other Western countries against Russia due to the annexation of Crimea and support self-proclaimed republics in Donbass.