Georgian competent authorities, as well as producers of wine, do not pay enough attention to the control of production, Rospotrebnadzor told RIA Novosti.
Georgian winemakers systematically violate technology and supervisory bodies of the country don’t enough control over manufactured products, Rospotrebnadzor reports. The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing carries out monitoring of the quality and safety of alcoholic products entering the Russian territory from Georgia.
“Analysis of the quality and safety of supplied products testifies systematic violations of production technology and insufficient control of production, both from producers and from the authorized bodies of the Georgian government,” say in the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.
According to the Service, in 2015 wine products came from 45 manufacturers of Georgia totaling more than 6.7 million liters, of which 10 parties of alcoholic beverages (cognac Old Kakheti, Kolkhida – manufacturer Kvareli Cellar Ltd, table dry red wine Saperavi – the manufacturer Ltd. AGORA) did not meet the requirements of regulatory documents. In Rospotrebnadzor stressed that all batches of products that did not comply with safety and quality,were not allowed in the territory of the Russian Federation.
“Control over the quality and safety of alcoholic products entering the territory of the Russian Federation continues,” add in the Department. Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has already started to prepare proposals for the introduction of the food embargo against countries that joined the EU sanctions against Russia, RIA Novosti was told at the press service of the Ministry.
“Currently, proposals are being developed in the Russian government in relation to the seven countries and a draft resolution has already being worked out”, the press-service says. According to the source, the exact date when the document is ready is unknown. Earlier Tuesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the Russian government might appeal to President Vladimir Putin to extend the list of countries that fall under the food embargo.
Earlier, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Ukraine have joined the extended EU economic sanctions against the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Agriculture reports that the introduction of counter-measures is being worked out in relation to Georgia. “The list of countries to be confirmed,” says the representative of the Ministry.