Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance) has authorized five Ukrainian laboratories to test cheese that is to be supplied to the Russian market.
According to a report on the Web site of Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian
agency has conducted the documentary assessment of the following
accredited laboratories: Medved Institute of Ecohygiene and Toxicology
(Kyiv), Ukrmetrteststandart (Kyiv), Cherkasystandartmetrologia
(Cherkasy), the Regional State Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine in
Poltava region, and the State Scientific-Research Institute of
Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary-Sanitary Examination of the State
Committee of Veterinary Medicine of Ukraine (Kyiv).
“These labs are accredited to examine dairy products and have
sufficient equipment and skilled professionals. These laboratories can
conduct research to evaluate the safety and quality of cheese,” said
The agency noted that at the early stages of Ukrainian cheese
supplies to Russia it is intending to carry out comparison tests and
evaluate the results.
The laboratory of the Institute of Food Resources of the National
Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) has not provided
documents for accreditation.