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Russia's Far East Sees Food-Destroying Rampage Since 2015

Since August last year, 4.5 tons of banned food products have been destroyed by Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor in the far-eastern Primorsky and Sakhalin regions, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday, citing the watchdog's press service.

Rosselkhoznadzor inspectors destroyed about 300 kilograms of products of animal origin from the United States, Canada, France and other countries affected by Russia's food import ban.

More than 600 kilograms of Polish apples were confiscated and destroyed in the cities of Vladivostok, Ussuriysk and Nakhodka, RIA Novosti reported.

Some of the products were burned, while others were crushed by bulldozers at municipal landfills.

According to the watchdog's press service, the actions were carried out within the framework of a decree issued by President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reported.

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