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Mena cheese plant (“Prometey” subsidiary of the Milkiland Group) informed Rospotrebnadzor on its readiness for the inspection of the experts of this authority

19.03.2012

Mena cheese plant (“Prometey” subsidiary of the Milkiland Group) is ready for the inspection of experts of the Russian Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-Being Surveillance (Rospotrebnadzor) and is going to provide a full support for their activities during the visit. The letter with the respective invitation has been sent today to the Chief sanitary officer of Russian Federation Mr. Gennadiy Onishchenko.

"We are ready to arrange and support all necessary activities in Ukraine  to allow Rospotrebnadzor’s experts to complete the second phase of inspection of the Group’s plant, which export to Russian Federation was suspended," commented Anatoly Yurkevych, Chairman of the Board of Milkiland N.V.

On 18 March 2012, the media published a statement of Mr. Onishchenko concerning his view on a best way of settlement of the situation with the limitations of Ukrainian cheese export to Russia imposed by Rospotrebnadzor. He believes, that it can be resolved by establishment of direct contacts of Ukrainian cheese producers and Rospotrebnadzor’s experts.

"Mena cheese plant fulfilled all of the requirements of the first documentary phase of the inspection and is ready for open collaboration with Rospotrebnadzor’s experts in order to support prompt in-site inspection of our cheese production facilities"stated Elena Lazyrko, the Director of Mena cheese plant.

About Milkiland Group

Milkiland Group is a TOP-5 CIS diversified dairy producer operating in Russia and Ukraine, offering a wide range of dairy products such as fresh dairy, cheese and butter, to satisfy consumers in their everyday needs for healthy and tasty foods.
In Russia, the Group produces fresh dairy products at Moscow-based OJSC “Ostankino Dairy Combine” and sells under Ostankinskaya brand. Also, Dobryana Ukrainian cheese is sold in the most Russian regions.
In Ukraine, the company operates 10 plants and offers a wide range of fresh dairy, cheese and butter under Dobryana and Kolyada brands. Milkiland exports dairy products from Ukraine to over 30 countries. Shares of Milkiland N.V. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since December, 6, 2010.

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