McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow slapped with $2,500 fine for selling toys
MOSCOW, October 13 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court has fined a McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow 100,000 rubles (about $2,500) for selling unmarked toys, RAPSI reports Monday from the courtroom.
The suit was brought by Russia’s consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor. The agency claimed that the restaurant sold toys without the date of manufacture which is an administrative offence.
McDonald’s representatives did not attend the hearing, although the company was duly notified of the hearing date.
In August, Rospotrebnadzor inspected over 100 McDonald’s restaurants in Russia. Operations were suspended at about a dozen restaurants over sanitary violations alleged by the watchdog.
McDonald’s, the world’s largest hamburger fast food chain, has over 430 restaurants in 75 Russian regions. Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said that Rospotrebnadzor had not planned to inspect all McDonald’s restaurants operating in Russia.