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Russia introduces barcodes to enforce food standards

Monday, June 21, 2021

Significance

Organisers say the vast majority of dairy processing firms have registered for a scheme intended to reassure consumers that what they are buying is genuine.

Impacts

  • No end is in sight for Russia's embargo on Western food imports.
  • Russian dairy output is on the increase after several years of decline.
  • Russia is now the world's third-largest cheese producer after the EU and United States.

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