List of banned vegetables from Europe for import into Russia
Here is a complete and accurate list of fruits from Europe, the importation of which Rospotrebnadzor banned June 2, 2011.
If you see them in the store — feel free to contact the complaints in Rospotrebnadzor: violators must be punished.
List of fresh vegetables, edible roots and tubers produced in the European Union and prohibited to be imported into the territory of the Russian Federation
Group 07. Vegetables and some edible roots and tubers:
0701. Potatoes fresh or chilled
0702. Tomatoes, fresh or chilled
0703. Onion, shallot, garlic, leek and other bulbous vegetables, fresh or chilled
0704. Cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, and similar edible vegetables of the genus Brassica, fresh or chilled
0705. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium sp.), fresh or chilled
0706. Carrots, turnips, table beets, salsify, celery root, radishes and other similar edible roots, fresh or chilled
070700. Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled
0708. Legumes, peeled or unshelled, fresh or chilled
0709. Other vegetables, fresh or chilled
0710. Vegetables (raw or cooked in water or steamed) frozen
0711. Canned vegetables for short-term storage (for example, sulfur dioxide, in brine, sulfurous water, or in another temporary preservative solution), but in this form unsuitable for direct consumption
0712. Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, chopped or in powder, but not further processed
0713. Dried legume vegetables, peeled, peeled or unpeeled, chopped or not chipped
0714. Manioc, arrowroot, salep, ground pear, or Jerusalem artichoke, sweet potato, or sweet potato, and similar root and tuber crops with a high content of starch or inulin, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whole or sliced or in the form of granules; core of the sago palm
These vegetables cannot be imported to Russia from European Union. The reason for the strictly ban is the numerous cases of intestinal diseases, mainly in the north of Europe. At a recent press conference, the chapter Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko complained that the situation with the spread of acute intestinal infection in Europe is still not encouraging.
Three thousand 332 cases of the disease are now registered, of which 818 are with severe kidney damage. There are 38 known fatal cases.
The disease is registered in 13 countries in Europe, as well as in the United States and in Canada.
The source of intestinal infection is still not precisely defined. The main culprits are still considered fresh vegetables.
Hence the harsh measures Rospotrebnadzor, which, I must say, caused a very negative reaction from European politicians.
Currently in European Union includes 27 states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia.
To the European Union not included (for various reasons) Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, as well as some dwarf, unrecognized and partially recognized states.