Nearly 70% of Russian cheese and butter is fake


The Union of Consumers “Roscontrol” says that nearly 70% of dairy products on the Russian market is fake. This was told by the chairman of “Roscontrol” Alexander Borisov, reports RSN.

According to him, manufacturers deliberately mislead customers by using vegetable oils, including palm oil, instead of milk. The Union has concluded that based on performed examination of butter and cheese made by Russian producers. A total of 40 samples of domestic cheeses and butters were tested.

“There is a deliberate deception of the consumer,” – said Borisov.

He is convinced that it is necessary to toughen responsibility for such violations.

Earlier it was reported that the use of palm oil in food production in Russia may be limited.