November 24, 2010


Russian, Belarusian experts to inspect Lithuanian meat processing firms


Russian and Belarusian experts will inspect Lithuanian meat, milk and fish processing companies that want to export their products to these countries, Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVT) said Tuesday (Nov 23).


The experts are planning inspections of the meat producers Vilniaus Paukstynas, Samsonas, Delikatesas, and the milk processors Marijampoles Pieno Konservai (MPK), Modest and the Mazeikiai unit of Pieno Zvaigzdes, as well as the fish processor Baltijos Konservai.


The inspectors will check if the companies' products comply with the requirements of legal acts of the Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh Customs Union and decide if they can export their products, the SFVT said in a press release.


Vilniaus Paukstynas, MPK and Pieno Zvaigzdes' Mazeikiai unit have in the past exported their products to Russia, but other companies would be added to the list of exporters for the first time.


Currently, 12 meat, four poultry, 13 milk and 17 fish processing companies in Lithuania are authorised to export their products to Russia. Nine milk processors can export their products to Belarus.