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Germany Imposed Restrictions on Exportation Laboratory Test-Kits into Russia

The Rosselkhoznadzor was notified of the fact that from April 1 this year the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) of Germany excluded Russia from the list of countries having privileges for importation of dual-use commodities from Germany. The BAFA considers RIDASCREEN® and SureFood Test-Kits to be among such commodities.

In this respect the Rosselkhoznadzor finds it necessary to clarify that ELISA test-kits Ridascreen are supposed for detection of residual banned harmful substances in food raw material and finished food products as well as in animal feed, and polymerase chain reaction test-kits Sure Food are used for detection of GMO, allergens, pathogens and for plant and animal DNA specification.

The Rosselkhoznadzor widely uses such test-kits for detection of dangerous and adulterated food including food imported from Germany.

However imposition by the German authorities of restrictions on exportation of laboratory test-kits used for food safety analysis and considered to be dual-use commodities will have no impact on efficacy of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s food safety monitoring due to introduction of similar domestic methods developed in the Rosselkhoznadzor’s Research Centers. 

Apr 22, 2014

Categorys: Import. Export. Transit