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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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Yelena Chernyshova, Leading veterinarian from the Reference Laboratory for Rabies and BSE of the FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor took a training course in the EU and OIE Reference Laboratory for Rabies Serology from July 20 to August 1, 2014. The training was held by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety in Nancy, France.  

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Aug 26, 2014

The specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for Moscow city, the Moscow and Tula Oblasts suspended certification of a 15-ton sprat consignment due to the fact that different producing plants were indicated in the veterinary certificate and on the product label. Besides when the consignment crossed the Customs Union border it was registered under the wrong Rosselkhoznadzor’s permit for import. The consignment was placed for storage, samples were taken for safety testing, and an administrative case was initiated.

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Aug 26, 2014

Human infection caused by Salmonella enteritidis strain PT14b was registered in France, Germany, Austria, the Great Britain and Luxemburg. The most cases were registered in the Great Britain. The most likely source of infection is chicken eggs produced in Germany. The British Council of Egg Producers called on the population to consume only British eggs. The Rosselkhoznadzor is monitoring the situation.

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Aug 26, 2014

Taking into account the guarantees provided by the Veterinary Service of Serbia and expert analysis results confirming correction of violations detected during the recent inspection, the Rosselkhoznadzor is ready to include 2 Serbian dairy plants into the list of enterprises producing, processing and storing regulated products imported to the CU after this issue is agreed upon with Belarus and Kazakhstan Veterinary Services.

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Aug 23, 2014

On August 22, 2014, considering the guarantees provided by the Veterinary Service of Mexico confirming correction of violations detected during the inspection in 2013, the Rosselkhoznadzor lifted temporary restrictions from 4 plants producing horsemeat.

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Aug 23, 2014

With a view of agreements reached during the negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and General Directorate of Food and Control under Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey in Ankara in August this year and appropriate guarantees provided by the Turkish party three Turkish milk-processing establishments inspected by experts of the Customs Union competent authorities  in 2013 are included in the List of establishments and entities producing, processing and storing regulated products exported to the Customs Union in consultations with competent authorities of Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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Aug 22, 2014

The meeting of Yevgeny Nepoklonov with senior managers of the Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China was held in Bejing. Wu Qinghai, Deputy Director of the Bureau, and Bi Kexin, Deputy Director of the Department for Export-Import Food Safety, participated in the meeting. Wu Qinghai emphasized positive dynamics of bilateral cooperation between Russia and China in the field of mutual trade in animal products, fish products and plant products, which is now possible due to close cooperation between the Rosselkhoznadzor and AQSIQ. 

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Aug 22, 2014

The meeting was held under the FAO auspice in Inner Mongolia, Autonomous Region of China, and was attended by the Chief Veterinary Officers of Russia, China and Mongolia, representatives of the leading research centers and laboratories of the said countries and international organizations including those from the OIE Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The meeting was devoted to  further development of cooperation in control of highly dangerous diseases recorded in the border areas of these three countries. In particular, control of the following diseases widely spread in China was discussed: foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza, brucellosis, African swine fever, peste des petits ruminants. The areas affected with the said diseases rapidly expand reaching the borders with Russia and Kazakhstan. Control of some other diseases was also discussed.  

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Aug 22, 2014

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