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Ukraine Cheese Ban Eyed

Federal Consumer Protection Service head Gennady Onishchenko said Tuesday that certain Ukrainian cheeses could be removed from sale in Russia if issues with their quality are not resolved, Interfax reported.

The service announced Monday that an analysis of 14 samples of Ukrainian cheeses revealed their contents to contain vegetable oils not listed as ingredients on the cheeses' packaging, a violation of Russian law.

"We will act strictly in accordance with our legislation," Onishchenko said. On Jan. 12, Onishchenko said his service had concluded that "in the fourth quarter of 2011 there was a noticeable deterioration in the quality standards of the cheese supplied from Ukraine."


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