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Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is the federal organ of executive power, carrying out functions on control and supervision in the field of veterinary science. It establishes and lifts phytosanitary quarantine zones , it controls the use of pesticides and agrochemicals, it maintains soil fertility, it is responsible for selection achievements, protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world (hunting resources) and aquatic biological resources, and it also carries out the functions on protecting the population from animal infectious deseases.

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance submits to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

The activity of Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is guided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, acts of President of the Russian Federation and Government of the Russian Federation, international agreements of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts of Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and also by the present Act.

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance performs its functions directly and through the regional bodies cooperating with other federal executive authorities, with the executive organs of the Russian Federation subjects, local self-government institutions, public associations and other organizations.

Aug 10, 2012

Given that as of August 22, 2012, Russia will be a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and consequently, the amendments to the Customs Union’s (CU) legislation will enter into force, Rozzelkhoznadzor would like to propose temporary procedures for the period immediately following Russian accession. We request that these procedures be considered by the other WTO Members and their respective sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) authorities. Forward

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From th 22nd to the 23d of October, 2014 the Rosselkhoznadzor experts will carry out an inspection at the plant for compliance of its products with the CU and RF veterinary and sanitary requirements and will consider a possibility to import genetic material to Russia (bovine semen and bovine embryos).  

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Oct 21, 2014

The negotiations were initiated by the Russian side. Yevgeny Nepoklonov informed Yury Pivovarchik that ASF genome was detected in four out of five meat samples taken from the products produced by the Minsk meat-processing plant and imported to the Murmansk Oblast. 

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Oct 21, 2014

Four Moldavian plants seeking to export their products into Customs Union countries were inspected from 13 to 17 October 2014. At present the obtained information is being analyzed by experts.

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Oct 20, 2014

Today Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, notified Bernard Van Goethem, Director of the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers, of introduction from 21 October 2014 of temporary restrictions for imports into Russia from European Union countries of some types of products for human consumption, namely bovine and porcine by-products, food fine and coarse meal from meat or meat by-products, bovine fat, porcine fat (including hog grease) and avian fat, due to multiple detections of banned and harmful substances in delivered into Russia from European Union countries by-products. 

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Oct 20, 2014

Cattle from the anthrax-affected farm was transported for slaughter from Slovakia to Poland and meat was sold through Dutch companies to 19 companies in the Netherlands and 26 companies in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, France, Portugal and Italy. The quarantine was introduced and a package of animal disease control measures was implemented on the farm in Prestov (Slovakia) where the disease outbreak occurred. There is no information on decontamination of the meat-processing plant in Poland. Efforts are made to detect dangerous products in trade turnover of countries which permitted imports of such products into their territories. The Rosselkhoznadzor carries out monitoring of the situation.

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Oct 20, 2014

The crops were detected in Montana. When similar crops were detected in Oregon last year, the perpetrator of the illegal GMO wheat cultivation was not found. The GMO wheat was created a decade ago in the Monsanto Labs but no approval was received from the USDA to use its seeds for commercial purposes since basic importers of the American wheat refused to buy GMO seeds. The Rosselkhoznadzor monitors the situation.

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Oct 16, 2014

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