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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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On the initiative of the Rosselkhoznadzor the FGBI “VNIIKR” will host a Regional Seminar where the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (MPPO) will participate.  Besides, discussing draft International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) the parties will consider issues related to IPPC Secretariat activities, WTO activities aimed at simplification of trade procedures, countries’ responsibilities to inform about harmful quarantine organisms, and electronic phytosanitary certificate system. Specialists from 20 countries will take part in the meeting.

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Jul 24, 2014

Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Russian CVO, addressed a letter to Vitaly Bashinsky, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service in which he informed about multiple violations detected in Ukrainian product consignments regulated by the National Veterinary Service. He also requested to conduct investigation of causes of tetracyclines and coliform presence in such products as well as exceeding quantity of mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms, to provide compliance of exported products with veterinary and sanitary requirements of Russia and the CU, and inform the Rosselkhoznadzor about outcomes of the investigation and taken measures. Yevgeny Nepoklonov remarked that Russia is greatly concerned about growing cases of violation of the CU and Russia’s requirements and in this context he suggested the Ukrainian party to conduct negotiations in the form of a teleconference.  

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Jul 23, 2014

The Rosselkhoznadzor inspectors for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol detected 2.5 tons of counterfeit fish products during inspection of a consignment transported from Sadki settlement of Poltava oblast, Ukraine through international automobile border-crossing point “Dzhankoy”. A self-employed entrepreneur tried to export finished products without veterinary documents confirming product quality and food safety. According to the issued protocol import of counterfeit fish products was banned and the consignment was sent back to the bordering state.  

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Jul 23, 2014

Experts of Central laboratory of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Centre for Grain Quality Assurance” detected over 425 tons of imported plant products dangerous for human health. The imported fruits were contaminated with pesticide residues and nitrates at the amounts exceeding maximum admissible levels. Dangerous plant products included peaches (19.7 tons), grapes (115 tons) and apples (290 tons). All low quality products were imported from Poland, Turkey and Greece. Detection data were submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for Moscow City, Moscow and Tula Oblasts.

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Jul 23, 2014

Rosselkhoznadzor in cooperation with Veterinary Service of Indonesia established a fact of importation of aquatic biological resources to OOO “Izola” (St. Petersburg) from Indonesian plant No. RR/A/B-073-12, PT/ AWINDO INTERNATIONAL subjected to temporary restrictions from July 1, 2013 due to falsified veterinary certificates (Rosselkhoznadzor instructions as of June 24, 2013 No. FS-NF-7/7770). 

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Jul 23, 2014

Officers of the veterinary control department on the RF border and transport of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for Krasnodar Krai and Republic of Adygeya in Novorossiysk seaport detected a non-compliance with Common Veterinary and Sanitary Requirements of the Customs Union during importation of a consignment of frozen seafood cocktail (20 tons) form plant No. 3300/02232 Zhoushan Mingyu Aquatic Product Co., Ltd, China. 

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Jul 23, 2014

The letter sent by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Russian CVO Yevgeny Nepoklonov to FSIS Head Jane Doherty among other things says that the Rosselkhoznadzor is concerned by the increase in number of cases when dangerous poultry products are imported from the USA to Russia. This year mesopilic aerobic and facultatively anaerobic microorganisms, Salmonella, Listeria, residues of harmful and banned substances like heavy metal salts and coccidiostats have been found in such products.  

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Jul 22, 2014

A truck with peaches and plums originating from Greece and transported from the Republic of Moldova was detained by an official inspector at the Road BIP of Vesyolo-Voznesenka at the border with Ukraine.  

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Jul 22, 2014

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