Retail chains getting rid of strongly-glazed fish
Many traders say that despite Rospotrebnadzor's permission to sell product inventories large retail chains have been rejecting such products in favour of fillet purchases compliant with new sanitary norms. Nevertheless, tilapia and pangasius fillets with more than 20% glaze have been still on offer in smaller retail chains and shops.
On the third week of October 2010 Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance in the Sphere of Protection of Consumers' Rights and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) explained the rules of introducing new sanitary norms into force. More specifically, SanPinN 188.8.131.5203-10 "Addendum No.17 to SanPiN 184.108.40.2068-01" came into force on 1 October 2010 and touched products made after the given day. For fish products made before 1 October 2010 requirements of previously valid sanitary standards should be applied, and such products could be sold without any limitations until the end of their storage life.