Chaired by the Acting Minister Olga Trofimtseva, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine held a regular meeting dedicated to continuation of the systematic work on fighting against counterfeit dairy products in the domestic market, which was launched in 2018. The main topic of the meeting was the issues of quality of dairy products, as well as mechanisms for preventing, identifying and bringing to responsibility the market operators involved in production of counterfeit dairy products. In addition, the plan of measures aimed at preventing production and putting into circulation of counterfeit dairy products was discussed.
In order to work jointly on this important issue, the experts from the State Committee for Consumer Protection, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine, experts of profile associations were invited: the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Council, representatives of the Union of Dairy Enterprises of Ukraine, the National the Association of Milk Producers of Ukraine "Ukrmolprom" and public organizations.
"The issue of falsification of dairy products is extremely important both from the economic point of view and from the point of view of the health of our citizens, because both felonious and honest producers and ordinary consumers are suffering from falsification," Olga Trofimtseva said, adding that the cooperation of all interested parties, both the authorities and the business, is the key to address this matter in the most effective way. It was these principles that formed the basis of the prepared by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy action plan to prevent the entry of counterfeit products into the market.
Taking into account the fact that the situation with the falsification of dairy products in the market remains serious, it was agreed to work together to attract large supermarket chains that would maximally contribute to prevention of low-quality products getting to the shelves of their stores.
Press Service of the Ministry