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Kazakhstan|life|June 18, 2024 / 12:14 PM
Kazakhstan returns cherries infected with spotted wing drosophila exported by Kyrgyzstan

AKIPRESS.COM - Cherries infected with the spotted wing drosophila were detected at the Karasu phytosanitary control post in Zhambyl region on the border with the Kyrgyz Republic, reports citing the State Inspection Committee in the Agro-Industrial Complex.

The laboratory tests confirmed that the cherries were infected with the spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). These cherries were loaded into two vehicles (20.5 tons and 18.8 tons) that were traveling from Kyrgyzstan to Russia. 900 kg of cherries that were transported from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan were infected as well.

Each product owner was fined 73,840 tenge. All infected cherries were returned to Kyrgyzstan.

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