the second study cream, which was held by the experts of Roskoshestvo showed that not all manufacturers can from year to year to produce a high quality product. Experts have tested the cream on the content of potentially harmful substances (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, HMI, tetracycline, streptomycin, doxycycline, etc.), microbiological safety (groups of coliform bacteria, yeast and mould, Salmonella), the quality of sour cream (the content of antibiotics in milk, vegetable fats and other components), organoleptic characteristics (assessed the colour, taste, smell and consistency of the product).

the results showed that five out of seven of the investigated products are in compliance with all legal requirements and the advancing requirements of Roskoshestvo. Manufacturers have eliminated the previously issued notes and now their products can apply for the assignment of the Russian mark of quality.

But sour cream, which is available under the brand name “Four”, previously the rating was five points. But the second study showed that the cream exceeds the permissible limits the contents of yeast, is present the antibiotic, doxycycline, as well as vegetable fats. Manufacturer could make them into a structure to reduce the cost of production. This product is not sour cream, and cream product. Therefore, the rating of “Blagoda” was set to zero.

deterioration of the quality of sour cream under the brand “Domik V derevne”. Used to have sour cream this popular brand rating was almost 5 points (4,984). Now, however, it was revealed the antibiotic chlortetracycline in trace amounts (1.8 mg/kg). Traces of an antibiotic acceptable norms of technical regulations. Legally the manufacturer has not broken anything. But according to the progressive requirements of Roskoshestvo antibiotics, even in trace amounts, in the production of unacceptable. A new rating of sour cream “a house in the village made up of 4.48 out of 5 points. More information about the test results of the sour cream can be found here.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.