Irkutsk Governor suspected Chinese growers of involvement in the poisoning of children in the region
The Ministry of agriculture of the Irkutsk region will verify the quality and legality of the vegetable production in the region. This instruction was given on October 10 meeting of heads of greenhouses JSC “Iskra” Governor Sergey Levchenko, reports the official portal of the Irkutsk region.
Instructions Levchenko was preceded by a complaint of the General Director of the farm, Hopes Litvintseva on artificially low prices for vegetables manufacturers from China. Answering the complaint, Levchenko hinted at a possible output connection of the Chinese with the frequent cases of intestinal poisoning in the region.
As explained by the head of “Sparks” in the markets of Irkutsk there was a cabbage for the price of 3.5 rubles per kg, and Chinese vegetable growers significantly reduce the price of potatoes and other vegetables. With such prices no one farm in the region that works legally, employs workers and pays taxes, to compete in the cost of vegetables can not. So, due to the underestimation of the price of competitors in the “Spark” forced to reduce the price of your vegetables. For example, cabbage, which the household planned to sell for 10 rubles per kilogram, the wholesaler has to give for the price of five rubles per kilogram, according to “Baikal info”.
“We are not opposed to competition in the market and worked out cheaper products, another thing is that when checking grown produce often identified unknown substances not included in the prohibited list. Here we regularly erupt here and there of intestinal infections, poisoning. There are other violations. All these activities need to check,” said the Governor.
We will remind, in July-August in the Irkutsk region there was a mass poisoning of children in Cheremkhovo psychoneurological boarding school. All suffered more than 40 children, four died. The incident was prosecuted. Chief physician cheremkhovskaya hospital fired the Director of the orphanage removed from office. The boarding school closed the children transferred to other institutions.
In September and October with an intestinal infection was hospitalized pupils of two schools in Osinsky district. In early October the mayoralty of Irkutsk has closed four of the kindergarten, which registered 68 cases of intestinal infection among the inmates, reported IA “Teleinform”.