Root crops came from Morocco. After checking, it turned out that the potato is unsuitable for eating, live larvae of potato moth were found in it.
This was reported by the St. Petersburg Department of Rosselkhoznadzor.
According to the report, the presence of a dangerous quarantine pest was confirmed by specialists of the Leningrad Interregional Veterinary Laboratory subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor. It is reported by "Public Control".
Note that the potato moth is an insect that damages potato tubers, as well as the fruits of tomatoes, eggplants and other vegetables. In the case of potatoes, the tubers are poorly stored and quickly deteriorate.
Recall, it was previously reported that the oldest potato in the world was found by scientists in Canada during archaeological excavations.
A source: https://nation-news.ru