Onishchenko: Let Belarus drinks "Borjomi" if it wants
Russian Chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said that the Federal Service will stop the illegal supply of "Borjomi" to the country from the territory of Belarus.
"All of Georgia's water resources will not suffice to ensure volumes on which "Borjomi" was supplied to Russia. But we have agreed with the Belarusians - if you want to drink "Borjomi" - go ahead. But if we'll see it in Russia, then there will be a scandal" - Onishchenko said in an interview to "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The head of Rospotrebnadzor recalled that recently a batch of "Borjomi" was detected at Dorogomilovsky market in Moscow showing on the label that it is delivered to Belarus.
"There are problems, but they can be solved. But we must understand, neither "Borjomi" nor an alcohol-containing liquid, which is called the Georgian wines - this is not a subject which concerns us from a position of safety" - said Onishchenko.
Recall, the day before a number of Russian media reported that the Russian Sanitary Service is considering the return of Georgian mineral water "Borjomi" on the Russian market.
"The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare has received an official application on the import of mineral water "Borjomi" to Russia, which is currently under review" - according to the website of Rospotrebnadzor.
Recall, an order banning "Borjomi" was signed by the chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko in 2006: "My decision primarily was caused by the fact that in recent days, besides previously identified batches of "Borjomi" which did not meet quality indicated on the label as well as the requirements of sanitary standards and taste in general, there were found more such batches of adulterated water".