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Rosselkhoznadzor reveals banned enzyme in Toiboss sausage

Rosselkhoznadzor found microbial transglutaminase in sausages made by Adal-Azyk LLC of Toiboss trademark. The press service of the organization reports.

During laboratory tests of samples of imported livestock products, violations were found in goods from Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

«Violations were also found in the goods of Nuragrorybprom LLC. The trout contained drug residues (crystal violet),» Rosselkhoznadzor said.

Microbial transglutaminase (mTG) is an enzyme that modifies the structure of proteins produced using microorganisms. The enzyme is not included in the list of safe food additives registered and approved for use on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Earlier, Rosselkhoznadzor reported that «the specialists of the service found undeclared pork and soybeans in the halal sausage imported from Kyrgyzstan». At the same time, the manufacturer, the company from the Chui region of Kyrgyzstan, positions itself as an enterprise that produces meat products with strict adherence to technological recipes according to the Halal standard.

Toiboss company itself denies all accusations and states that «unfortunately, there are examples of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s biased attitude towards Kazakhstan and Armenia, they are blacklisted as meat suppliers.» However, later the veterinary and sanitary conclusion of Adal-Azyk LLC was issued. Samples taken from finished meat products, components of sausage additives were sent to the Center for Veterinary Diagnostics and Expertise in Bishkek, the Irkutsk Interregional Veterinary Laboratory in Russia, the testing laboratory of Erkin Talgam LLP in Kazakhstan, Nutritest LLP in Almaty. They all tested negative for pork DNA.