Russian consumer protection watchdog appeals court ruling over banned goods
MOSCOW, July 14 (RAPSI) - The Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) has appealed a court ruling on cancelling a fine on Tander company (Magnit supermarket chain) for selling products banned from import to Russia, according to court records.
A court has found the fine of 30,000 rubles ($526) earlier imposed on Tander, which was charged with administrative liability, to be invalid.
Pursuant to Rospotrebnadzor’s order of August 19, 2014, Tander was subject to a surprise inspection. The consumer protection service found that one of the Magnit stores was selling products banned from import to Russia under the August 7, 2014 Government resolution. The product in question, a Sirtaki cheese for Greek salad, was manufactured on September 12, 2014, and was included in the list of food product banned from Russia for one year.