Public activists and deputies ask to resume beer checks - Kommersant

Public activists and deputies ask to resume beer checks - Kommersant

Against the backdrop of mass poisoning of Russians with cider, the Public Consumer Initiative (PII) called for the resumption of unscheduled inspections of producers of beer, cider and light alcoholic beverages. The organization sent appeals to the Prosecutor General's Office, the government, Rosalkogolregulirovanie and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Deputies came up with a similar initiative. "News".

The head of the OPI, Oleg Pavlov, wrote in an address that the gradual introduction of beer labeling led to incomplete control over the participants in the turnover of products, which leaves “space for abuse.” According to the OPI study, at least 71% of companies producing beer and beer products in Russia operate with violations, including false declaration of production volumes (48%) and inadequate product quality (31%).

A letter addressed to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was also sent by the leader of the A Just Russia - For Truth faction, Sergei Mironov, and the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, Yana Lantratova. They believe that the lack of proper control "creates a serious threat to the life and health of Russians." The deputies call for the abolition of the government's decree on extending the moratorium on business inspections, which does not give the right to control the quality of entrepreneurs' products.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade told Izvestia that they had developed a draft law on the introduction in Russia of state regulation of the production and circulation of methyl alcohol (methanol). The project provides for new mandatory requirements for the turnover of methanol, which will, among other things, eliminate its uncontrolled turnover, the ministry calculates.

This week it became known that several dozen people were poisoned by cider in the Volga Federal District. All around Russia got poisoned 90 people, 29 of them died. The police and employees of Rospotrebnadzor seize the alcoholic drink "Mr. Cider", the ICR opened a criminal case. The Association of Producers of Beer, Malt and Drinks proposed to the Ministry of Finance to tighten supervision over small businesses, sellers of draft beer and to abandon the category "beer drinks", under which cocktails are also produced.

Details - in the material "Kommersant" "Beer is self-illuminating".

Laura Keffer

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