Rus­sia or­ders re­tail­ers to with­draw for­eign de­ter­gents

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Rus­sian con­sumer safety watchdog Rospotreb­nad­zor has or­dered re­tail­ers to with­draw de­ter­gents pro­duced by for­eign con­sumer groups.

The reg­u­la­tor said some prod­ucts of Henkel, Proc­ter & Gam­ble, Col­gatePal­mo­live, and Clorox had to be re­moved from the mar­ket­place be­cause they did not meet Rus­sia’s tox­i­co­log­i­cal safety cri­te­ria.

Last year, Rus­sia banned food im­ports from the Euro­pean Union and United States in re­tal­i­a­tion for sanc­tions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine con­flict. The list of af­fected coun­tries was ex­panded this year and Rus­sian reg­u­la­tors have also re­stricted Dutch flower im­ports, cit­ing health risks.

Rus­sian media re­ported that the ex­tent of the with­drawal of for­eign de­ter­gent brands would only af­fect some prod­ucts rather than en­tire prod­uct lines.

Rospotreb­nad­zor said it was car­ry­ing out fur­ther tests on house­hold chem­i­cals and de­ter­gents of other pro­duc­ers, but did not elab­o­rate.

Henkel said it had not re­ceived any no­ti­fi­ca­tion from Rospotreb­nad­zor and that all its prod­ucts had passed tox­i­co­log­i­cal checks in Rus­sia and had a state cer­tifi­cate of safety.

On Au­gust 12, Rus­sia added Al­ba­nia, Mon­tene­gro, Liecht­en­stein and Ice­land to a list of coun­tries from which it has banned most food im­ports in re­tal­i­a­tion for sanc­tions.

Rus­sia’s counter-sanc­tions, cur­rently in place un­til Au­gust 5, 2016, pre­vi­ously cov­ered the United States, Canada, Nor­way, Aus­tralia and the 28 EU mem­ber states, ban­ning meat, fish, dairy prod­ucts, fruit and veg­eta­bles.

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