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Onishchenko - sellers of vodka: "Who is not hiding, I am not guilty"

February 1 2007

From today on bottles of alcohol should be a special warning about the dangers to health. Such a demand is made for the first time. The current law has obliged manufacturers to warn about "the content of harmful substances in comparison with the mandatory requirements of state standards and contraindications for use.

Head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko wrote to explain that explained that the alcohol with the "old" slogans during a certain transition can sell. But what to do with the products, which generally have no health warnings?

"If the bottles with alcohol in general, there are no warning signs, but this requirement was introduced in 1998, ie in the last century, then, excuse me - who are not hiding, I'm not guilty", - warned Onishchenko manufacturers and suppliers of alcoholic products.

However, alcohol producers are not reassured. "While the letter Onishchenko comes before supervisors to perceive" - worried the Union of Alcohol Market Participants.

Incidentally, the Russian Federal Tax Service and Ministry of Economic Development confirmed that sell alcohol to the "old" inscriptions are not prohibited and after February 1, RIA Novosti.

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