Russia opens door to Vietnamese seafood

Monday, 02 February 2015

Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) has lifted a temporary ban on seafood imports from seven Vietnamese businesses into the Russian market, according to the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).

The seven enterprises are Hung Vuong-Vinh Long Co, Ltd, Hung Vuong Joint Stock Company, Hung Ca Co, Ltd, Minh Phu Seafood Joint Stock Company, Ba Lai Seafood Processing Factory, Hiep Thanh Seafood Processing Company, and Minh Quy Seafood Processing Co, Ltd.

NAFIQAD noted the Russian side warned it had recently discovered antibiotics namely Oxytetracyline and malachite Green/Leuco Malachite Green in some Vietnamese seafood products, which are not permitted under Russian regulations. — VNS