The Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor for the Orenburg region found pests in an 18-ton batch of tomatoes brought from Turkmenistan.
Phytosanitary control revealed the presence of potato moth Phthorimaea operculella in tomatoes.
“The import of products was prohibited, the guilty person was brought to administrative responsibility,” the press service of the department writes .
In December, the department of Rosselkhoznadzor for the city of Moscow, Moscow and Tula regions identified another pest in Turkmen tomatoes - Western flower thrips.
Earlier, cases of detection of various parasites in tomatoes from Turkmenistan were repeatedly reported.
In April 2021, after another such incident, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposed a ban on the import of Turkmen tomatoes and peppers from Ashgabat, Mary, Akhal and Dashoguz velayats. The restriction was lifted in March 2022, after the Turkmen side provided information on the measures taken to prevent violations of the phytosanitary requirements of the Russian Federation. However, already in April, potato moth was found in tomatoes from Turkmenistan , despite the fact that the products were accompanied by phytosanitary certificates.
Meanwhile, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin , who visited Turkmenistan last week, among other things, announced the readiness of the Russian side to simplify customs, veterinary and phytosanitary control for Turkmen products.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan