In potatoes from Pakistan an excess of cadmium was detected. This is the heaviest and most toxic metal. Violations were identified during the 2018 crop research; imported and Russian-made products were taken as samples.
Experts of the Roskachestvo examined root crops by 181 safety indicators. Goods from Pakistan to our country were exported by a company from St. Petersburg LLC Food Import. At the same time, verification of documents showed that the declarations contained inaccurate data. FoodImport LLC ceased the sale of potatoes from Pakistan.
When buying potatoes, Astrakhan should be more attentive and interested in documents. Imported goods begin to be imported into Astrakhan in the winter-spring period, when the reserves of local potatoes are running out. Our region has an agreement with St. Petersburg, including in the field of bilateral trade and economic cooperation. (Article 2 of the agreement between the Government of the Astrakhan Region and the Government of St. Petersburg on trade and economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural cooperation)