The Rosselkhoznadzor proposes to regulate the use of antibiotics in livestock

the Uncontrolled use of antibiotics and pesticides is a threat to food security. This was stated by the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert. He proposes to regulate the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry.

As the head of Department Sergey Dankvert in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the package of amendments to the law “On veterinary medicine”, which was sent to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, contains a ban on the use of antimicrobials as growth promoters and prophylactic. Defined standards for prescription the release of antibiotics. Assumes a whole article regulating the production of feed with the addition of drugs.

the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor drew attention to the serious resistance from those who do not want to have serious control over the use of antibiotics. In addition, according to Dankvert, Russia needs to tighten control of the use of antibiotics in agriculture at the level of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU).

the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor added that the goal is to ensure the traceability of the use of antibiotics. “Then automatically everything will come to those that we will monitor the market for organic products, he said. — At first it will be done by private firms. But when you start to grow Russian exports of organic products, because of the revealed violations it sooner or later somewhere will stop. Then begin to ask where state supervision”.

he added, However, that while the process in the starting phase to talk about the state supervision was premature.

In Russia from January 1, 2020, entered into force the law on organic production in agriculture. In the manufacture of such products can not be used mineral fertilizers, chemical plant protection products, a wide range of synthetic chemicals and antibiotics, growth hormones and GMO products. The Ministry of agriculture estimates the market volume of organic products in Russia is about $ 180 million and sees it as a significant potential.

the Law makes it compulsory Russian certification from accredited bodies. Now in Russia there are three structures: the company “Organic expert”, “rosselhozcenter” in the Voronezh region and Roskoshestvo.

According to Oleg Mironenko (Executive Director of the National organic Union), the laws on organic matter taken in the five countries of the EEU. “Given our resources, the EEU countries can produce almost the whole range of products, and in the near future to supply organic matter for export not less than 6-7 billion euros, and that’s not counting the possibilities of development of internal markets”, — he said at the international conference on organic agriculture, held in December in Minsk.

Oleg Mironenko has noticed that the state should help the producer and consumer in their tasks. “The customer wants to buy, he must believe in the product that buys. And know that it’s organic. Until now in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine on the shelves we see a lot of pseudoprojection organic, the state is not involved in control. Violations need to detect and deter. Until we clean out the shelf and will not provide the conditions for organic producers and their sales of this organic matter, a civilized market will not. Until we establish transparent rules for the manufacturer, he will not go in the organics sector”, — said the Executive Director of the NOSE.