During a meeting of Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Head of Russian Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor) Gennadiy Onishchenko in Moscow on 17 April 2012, the parties agreed to lift the temporary limitations of export to Russia of cheese, produces by Mena cheese plant, Gadyach and Pyryatin cheese plants. All of those enterprises have recently passed the Rospotrebnadzor’s inspections.
According to Rospotrebnadzor, the conditions producers have to meet to renew an access to the Russian market include the implementation of the agreed plans on remedial actions, based on the results of the inspections. During a transition period Rospotrebnadzor’s experts are going to check each consignment of cheese produced by these plants. Such control should be assigned to the laboratories with the special accreditation then.
“We are happy to come up to our expectations of positive outcome of Minister Poroshenko and Head of Rospotrebnadzor Onishchenko negotiations on lifting the limitations of export of Ukrainian cheese to Russia. We are ready to continue a constructive collaboration with Rospotrebnadzor to maintain the traditionally high standards of quality of our produce supplied to Russia”, stated Anatoliy Yurkevych, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Milkiland N.V.