▲ Up
 
05:19 25-08-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
McDonald's: Russia watchdog widens probe into food chain

Bishkek (AKIpress) - mcdonalds Russia's main consumer watchdog has announced unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants around Russia as part of an investigation into food standards, BBC reports.

The move comes after watchdog Rospotrebnadzor temporarily shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow.

The actions come amid rising tensions and sanctions between Russia and the West over the crisis in the Ukraine.

Rospotrebnadzor denied that the checks were politically motivated.

"There are complaints about the quality and safety of the products in fast food restaurant chain McDonald's," said the regulatory agency.

Unscheduled checks will be made in McDonald's restaurants in the region of Sverdlovsk in west-central Russia, the Volga region of Tatarstan, the central Voronezh region, and the Moscow region.

A McDonald's spokeswoman for European operations said the company was aware that the regulator was carrying out the checks, which would be likely to continue for a couple of months.

The spokeswoman added that McDonald's serves millions of customers a day in Russia, and wanted minimal disruption for them.

A McDonald's spokeswoman in Russia added: "We have always been and are now open to any checks."

According to the Ria Novosti state news agency, checks have been ordered across Russia's Central Federal District, and that inspections of McDonald's in all of Russia's regions will take place.

"There has been a selection of microbiology tests, sanitary and chemical tests, and identification indicators," the watchdog said.


Twitterfacebookprint
17:08 21.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:27 OSCE Centre in Bishkek supports Women’s Leadership School in Batken17:10 British experts on prison reforms to deliver trainings in Kyrgyzstan16:37 Nazarbayev awards Serbia's President Nikolic a 1st degree order of friendship16:31 Over 100 convicts serve prison terms for religious extremism, terrorism in Kyrgyzstan16:25 PM Massimov visits copper-smelting plant in Zhezkazgan16:24 Parliament Speaker, outgoing Ambassador of China discuss bilateral ties16:03 Not a singe car imported from Russia to Kyrgyzstan since 2016 start15:44 India investigates damage caused by French submarine data leak15:20 Kyrgyzstan, ADB discuss rehabilitation of energy sector of Kyrgyzstan15:01 Constitutional referendum maybe held at one time with local elections14:55 State Border Service refuses to provide information on detention of 4 citizens of Kyrgyzstan by Uzbek police14:22 Well known fashion buyer in Kazakhstan arrested for alleged abduction of Uzbek national14:08 UK woman stabbed to death at Australian backpackers' hostel14:02 4 Kazakh weightlifters tested positive after reanalysis of samples from 2008 Beijing Olympic Games14:00 Kyrgyz government doesn't know why 4 citizens of Kyrgyzstan were detained by Uzbekistan's police13:45 Brain scans of Brazilian babies show array of Zika effects13:36 Government agency plans construction of solar power plant and wind turbine in Issyk-Kul13:30 Central Italy devastated by strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake13:09 President Atambayev orders examination of international agreements, treaties on border issues12:44 Karadanda region's agriculture output makes KZT 162.9 bn in 2015
Astana
+27° C
Ashgabat
+31° C
Bishkek
+28° C
Dushanbe
+30° C
Tashkent
+32° C
Ulaanbaatar
+11° C
exchange rates
 
77.51
68.41
10.28
1.06
386.15
341.00
51.33
5.27
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
3.97
3.50
0.53
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75