Rosselkhoznadzor reveals scheme of illegal supplies of pork fat to Kyrgyzstan

Rosselkhoznadzor revealed a scheme of illegal supplies of pork fat to Kyrgyzstan under the guise of products from Paraguay. Website of the organization says.

According to it, in February and March two batches of pork fat from Paraguay were imported to Kyrgyzstan via Belarus and Russia. Products with a total weight of 41.7 tons were intended for the consignee from Bishkek, Gordost Naroda LLC, and were accompanied by Paraguayan veterinary certificates.

«However, it turned out during a check that the National Service of Quality and Animal Health of Paraguay (SENACSA) did not issue these documents. Thus, pig products of unknown origin and safety level were transported across the territory of the EAEU countries. Taking into account the high risks of transmission of animal diseases with such deliveries, Rosselkhoznadzor suspends the transit of quarantinable products through the territory of the Russian Federation to the address of Gordost Naroda LLC,» the organization noted.

Rosselkhoznadzor recalled that, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), in 2023, the intensive spread of African swine fever continues in the countries neighboring Russia, despite the declared implementation of plans to eliminate the infection adopted within states and at the international level. According to the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, as of March 15, about 2,500 outbreaks of this disease were registered in 16 European countries alone.

Source: News Agency