MOSCOW, July 15 (RAPSI) - Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has imposed fines totaling to nearly 867 million rubles (about $14 million) on business entities for inflow and sales of sanctioned products throughout the whole embargo period, according to the information distributed by the agency.
All food products withdrawn from commerce, including fruits and vegetables, dairy foods, meat, have been destroyed, the statement reads.
In July 2015, President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on economic measures to ensure security of the Russian Federation and a government resolution on destroying banned food imports.
The goods may be destroyed by any legal means that do not violate environmental regulations, the document reads. The confiscated food must be eliminated regardless of whether the owner or import organizer is known. The presidential executive order validating the decision came into effect on August 6, 2015.