Ukraine has appealed for help to keep its food control system running during the Russian invasion and called for less strict trade measures to boost exports.

Comments were made about how the conflict with Russia was affecting food safety, plant health, and animal welfare via a statement at a recent

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National authorities have issued a range of guidance because of the conflict in Ukraine affecting the food supply chain.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said it was aware that businesses may be having difficulties with the supply of some foods such as sunflower oil and other raw materials
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Timely official recognition of outbreaks of foodborne illness is pretty rare in Russia.

But the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing or “Rospotrebndzor” is reporting that salmonella has sickened 21 students and staff at a St. Petersburg school.

Rospotrebndzor reports 17 of the 21
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Four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow have been temporarily closed by Russia’s consumer watchdog agency known as Rospotrebnadzor, which claimed that the company had violated several sanitary laws. Rospotrebnadzor also announced that unscheduled visits would be made to McDonald’s outlets in the Urals in central Russia.

McDonald’s officials said they were
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