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Russia Bans Cheese Imports from Poland

The latest development in the food sanctions war?

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(Reuters) - The Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Monday it had suspended all imports of cheese from Poland due to irregularities in "normative requirements".

<figcaption>Polish cheese...probably won't be missed</figcaption>
Polish cheese...probably won't be missed

It said it had found that cheese produced by OSTROWIA Sp. z.o.o. did not meet the requirements of a Moscow-led customs union.

Rospotrebnadzor said it had suspended the imports with effect from Feb. 20.

Russia slapped a one-year ban on many Western food imports in August in retaliation for sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.


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