Russia imposes ban on Polish cheese

Russia has introduced an embargo on all Polish cheeses, basing it on just one type of cheese, the ‘Happy Cow’ brand. Euractiv Poland reports.

Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian agency for protecting customers’ rights, published a communiqué on Monday (23 February) stating that the import of cheeses and “cheese-like” products from Poland has been banned since Friday, 20 February.

According to the agency, the cheese “Wesoła Krówka” has violated the rules of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in regards to cheese production and safety.

Consequently, the agency decided then to ban all cheese imports from Poland until the matter is clarified.

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