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Roscontrol found meat often containing antibiotics residues in Russia. Roscontrol
taken from the supermarkets and eventually came
to discouraging results. In January 2018, Roscontrol
found products of the Russian largest meat producers, including Miratorg and Belaya Pritsa, contaminated with antibiotic residues.
Russian animal feed production
sees huge growth in 2017: www.
"Consumers in Russia are scared by the products with
antibiotics residues," says Irina Kohonova, a senior expert
of Roscontrol. "Regular consumption of products containing antibiotics, for example, streptomycin, causes allergic
reactions and alimentary disorders. It is not so dangerous for the adults, but there is research that found links
between streptomycin residues in food and problems with
hearing in children."
In November 2017, several Russian MPs suggested State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian
Parliament, to prohibit the non-therapeutic antibiotics use
in meat industry. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, one of the members of parliament, raised concerns about the occurrence
of superbugs from the overwhelming use of antibiotics
applied to treat agricultural animals. He then called to
introduce some new rules, restricting even the use of
therapeutic antibiotics in livestock in Russia.
This was the first time high-ranking officials
pointed attention to the problem of antibiotics resistance. State Duma passed the issue to its veterinary
committee where a relevant bill could be designed
in the course of 2018.
"In Russia, a meat producer is free to use in-feed
antibiotics in virtually unlimited quantities," said Petr
Konardov, the spokesman for the Russian consulting
agency EMEAT. "The only thing is that it must ensure
there would not be any residues in milk or in [animals]
being sent to the slaughterhouse."
New organic labels
The Russian domestic meat industry is on the edge of
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