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Russia destroyed Polish apples, Kazakh fruit sent back

Staff Writer |
The Rosselkoznadzor, the Russian phytosanitary service, has intercepted various parties of fruit and vegetables during inspection in the border area with Kazakhstan.

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Among the items found where Polish apples, which were destroyed. Melons and stone fruit from Kazakhstan were sent back and Egyptian oranges were sent away from the port of Novorossiysk.

In region of Kurgan, on the border with Kazakhstan, 2.5 tonnes of apples were destroyed by the inspection service.

The shipment was found in a truck en route from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk.

According to the inspection the labels on the boxes were destroyed, but the pallets betrayed the country of origin: Poland. The inspection destroyed the 2497 kilos of apples at the local dump.

Slightly further to the west, on the same border with Kazakhstan, in the region of Orenburg, the wholesale market at Petrovsky was inspected.

Here the inspection found a party of apples which, upon closer inspection, turned out to be from Poland.

The papers were lacking for the party, but the damaged labels and the pallet pointed to a Polish origin for the 553.5 kilos of apples.

As the import of these apples is forbidden, the party was mechanically destroyed.

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