The final meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor
representatives and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) auditors,
who were auditing control system of fish products destined for export to the
European Union for the previous 10 days, took place on September 27 in Moscow.
In the course of the working visit to Russia, the European
inspectors visited fish vessels, fish processing, and storage establishments in
the Murmansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, as well as the Rosselkhoznadzor
Territorial Administrations and laboratories, including FGBI “National Fish
During the final meeting DG SANTE auditors thanked the
Rosselkhoznadzor for a carefully elaborated itinerary, which enabled to obtain
a complete understanding of control system of fish products, exported to the
EU. It was noted that in the course of the inspection a special attention was
paid to the following aspects:
of deficiencies, noted during the previous visit;
of the European Union legal requirements by official veterinarians, staff of
establishments, laboratories and inspectors;
with sanitary and hygiene standards and HACCP principles at fish production;
traceability from harvesting/catching and processing to storage and
In 23 days after analyzing all received information, a
preliminary audit report will be drafted and sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the European auditors for the
inspection and informed about its readiness to contribute to the improvement of
control system of fish products imported to the European Union.