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Food industry in Belarus

13.07.2017

Belarus plans to supply fish to China
Belarus plans to supply fish to China China is opening the market for Belarusian meat products - frozen beef and chicken. On July 10, the sides agreed the deal in Minsk. Deliveries will start in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the sides are studying the possibility of deliveries to China of Belarusian carp fish.

12.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. The main task of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad is export. Over the five months the exports grew by 20%, and this is $2 billion. $1.7 billion came from sectors not related to raw materials. By the way, Russia accounts for more than 50% of that growth. As we can see, Russia remains the main trade and economic partner of Belarus. The regions of the two countries are not far behind. In general, in 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by more than 70 delegations.

10.07.2017

Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk
Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk More than 20 Belarusian enterprises got the right to export beef to China. The agreement on supplies was signed in Minsk by the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus and the Main State Administration for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China. The decision to open the market was made following a series of inspections conducted by Chinese specialists. The latter, by the way, ended two weeks ago.

19.06.2017

UN's Raimund Jehle: Belarusian food products of high quality
Raimund Jehle: Belarusian food products of high quality Belarus and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization are planning cooperation in the field of scientific research. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of nutrition of the world's population. Experts from 15 countries of Europe and Central Asia discussed the possible approaches to achieving these goals in Minsk on June 19. Leading scientists and specialists from Belarus took part in the forum.

15.06.2017

Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe?
Will Belarus become large supplier of snails in Europe? Snails do not tolerate heat and love wet weather. In general, the May 2017 in Belarus obviously pleased them, and that is why Belarus now has a lot of them. In general, Belarus can become the largest supplier of snails in Europe. In the last five years alone, Belarus has earned about 4 million euros exporting this delicacy.

21.05.2017

Belarusian gold: How milk from cow udder reaches consumers?
Belarusian gold: How milk from cow udder reaches consumers? On May 19, Rosselkhoznadzor sanitary watchdog again imposed a ban on the import of dairy products from Belarus. Famous enterprises are included in the restriction list. Belarus now has to seek alternative markets for the sale of these strategic product. Belarus today is in the top five world leaders in milk sales (together with the European Union, New Zealand, the USA and Australia). The demand for this product in the world is growing thanks to Asia. Indonesia and China have been taught to drink milk. This is their answer for tea.

11.05.2017

Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market
Belarus President comments on problems with food supplies to the Russian market The trade turnover between Belarus and the Rostov region is set to increase by one and a half times. At the end of 2016, it was estimated at $340 million. Minsk is interested in furthering cooperative ties with this region of Russia. Alexander Lukashenko received governor of that region Vasily Golubev in the Palace of Independence. The parties say construction and the agricultural sector are among the most important areas in the joint work. Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the problems with the supply of food to the Russian market.

03.05.2017

Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary
Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary These days, journalists from China are getting acquainted with Belarus in the framework of a press tour. Yesterday our Chinese colleagues visited the machine-building giants of Belarus and the industrial park Great Stone. On May 3, they went to a confectionary to find out what "sweet taste" Belarus has. Chinese guests tried the Belarusian sweets and chocolate and even got acquainted with the whole production process.

11.04.2017

Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk
Budapest mayor István Tarlós offers to open shops with Hungarian products in Minsk Days of Budapest are underway in Minsk. On April 10, the mayor of the Hungarian capital was received at the Minsk Town Hall. Later, the guests visited Belarus' industrial giants. In particular, the Hungarian delegation is interested in industries producing public transport. The business part of the visit will be complemented by the Belarusian-Hungarian business forum and contact-cooperation exchange which will start on April 11. The cultural program promises to be rich too.

07.04.2017

Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties
Rosselkhoznadzor's Dankvert refuses to continue working with Belarus, hands over his duties On 5 April, the presidents of Belarus and Russia found ways to resolve the issue of the supply of Belarusian goods to Russia. Representatives of Russia's Rosselkhoznadzor watchdog were personally invited to check the Belarusian companies in question. Groups have already started to work at factories in the Gomel and Brest regions. But the head of the Federal Service - Sergei Dankvert - declined the invitation in a very clear form.

05.04.2017

Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes
Belarus and Russia union worth more than any economic disputes Belarus and Russia have resolved all outstanding issues in the bilateral relations. This became known after the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. The Presidents discussed a wide range of topics: from agricultural policy to the international agenda. There is an agreement that Russia will refinance the debt of Belarus. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation:We agreed that we would resolve all our disputes in the oil and gas sector. Actually, it's better to say we have already resolved them.

03.04.2017

Getting birch sap
Birch sap in Belarus: How and where to get it? Russians will be hardly surprised by birch sap. But it turns out that this drink, which is known even in America and which is waited for in space, has become a Belarusian brand. Perhaps because of the fact that legendary Pesniary (a popular Soviet Belarusian folk rock vocal-instrumental ensemble) sang “How birches weep.” Alyona Syrova also enjoys birch sap.
Why Russian tourists prefer Belarus year after year?
Why Russian tourists prefer Belarus year after year? Monitoring for safety also means attracting more businessmen and tourists to Belarus. Even Russians come to Belarus for peace and tranquility. By the way, the Day of Unity of Belarus and Russia is marked on April 2. Temporary (I hope) conflict of trade interests between the two countries will not prevent people from communicating and having fun. Yevgeny Pustovoi has more on the topic. Mikhail Bardashov, tourist (Russia):Our friends told us about White Russia. They visited it once and definitely recommended it.

13.03.2017

CandyBattle tournament held in Minsk
CandyBattle tournament held in Minsk Lovers of sweets and candies competed in Belarus for the first time on March 11. Amateur chefs and the most famous confectioners of Minsk presented their works on equal footing. There were a total of 46 participants from all over Belarus. The jury was headed by famous Russian pastry chef Renat Agzamov. Renat Agzamov, pastry chef:I really love cooking cakes from Belarusian products. Fantastic, unreal! It's just incredibly delicious condensed milk, incredible milk and sour cream.

09.03.2017

Belarusian organic products may appear in stores
Belarusian organic products may appear in stores Domestic organic products appear on store shelves in Belarus. A bill on their production will be considered by the Belarusian parliament this autumn. To get organic vegetables, meat and dairy products it is necessary to comply with some requirements.  The main requirement is absence of any synthetic or chemical substances, including fertilizers, crop protectors and food additives.

07.02.2017

Belarusian baby food and milk powder to be supplied to Egypt
Belarusian baby food and milk powder to be supplied to Egypt The Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus has announced that Belarus and Egypt would establish a joint venture for the production of greenhouses. Nowadays, a delegation from Egypt is visiting Belarus. Moreover, the African state is interested in the exchange of technologies and training in the agricultural sphere. In addition, the delegation is adopting Belarusian methods of baking rye bread. Belarusian baby food and milk powder have real potential. These products are going to be delivered to Egypt.
Belarus President comments on food disputes with Russia
Belarus President comments on food disputes with Russia The Big Conversation with the President was event number 1 last week. And one of the main topics of conversation was the difficult relations between Belarus and Russia. Not between the peoples of the two countries, stressed the President, but between the political elites and economic barons ("barons" mainly on the Russian side).

02.02.2017

Operator to be chosen to control fixed-route taxi network in Belarus
Operator to be chosen to control fixed-route taxi network in Belarus Belarusian food products will be marked with a special sign. That is, the manufacturer is required to place the GMO label on the packaging. The House of Representatives is preparing the amendments to the Law on Quality and Safety of Food Raw Materials and Food Products. The deputies are also considering other changes in the legislation that will provide Belarusian goods with an unimpeded access to the markets of the EEU. The parliamentarians discussed the stages of the legislative process in the Oval Hall on January 18.

20.01.2017

Belarusian products
Belarusian food products to have special labels in EEU market Belarusian food products will be marked with a special sign in the EEU market. GMO labeling will be required on all food packaging. These changes will amend the Law on Quality and Safety of Food Raw Materials and Food Products. MPs of the House of Representatives are also considering other amendments that provide unhindered access for Belarusian goods to the EEU market.  On 18 January, Belarusian MPs discussed the stages of the legislative process.

12.01.2017

Belarus among leading former Soviet nations in information development
Belarus among leading former Soviet nations in information development Supermarkets in Belarus have already started putting “fair price tags” with the full value of the product per kilogram and liter. Many buyers liked this initiative because of the possibility of comparing prices from different suppliers. “FAIR PRICE TAGS”

30.12.2016

Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016
Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines awarded Choice of the Year 2016 Mongolia, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan - Minsk Plant of Sparkling Wines is expanding the geography of champagne supplies. But, of course, the greatest award, which the company takes pride in, is the choice of buyers, with demand reaching its peak just before the New Year. The quality of Sovetskoye champagne is confirmed by numerous awards. Over the 38-year history, the plant has received more than 140 accolades. One of the latest is the Choice of the Year 2016.

19.12.2016

Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment
Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment Belarusian businessmen together with the Ural colleagues are working to develop an investment program to construct a facility to produce building materials. Businesses have been successfully cooperating for several years. Now they are planning to increase the range of goods that will be a worthy substitute for imports.  Experts think the project could be beneficial to consumers,
Belarusian food products in Russia and Baltics: Why opinions of buyers and inspectors differ
Belarusian food products in Russia and Baltics: Why opinions of buyers and inspectors differ Taste of Belarusian bread will soon be world-famous! Some days ago, the Belarusian side signed a contract for the supply of Belarusian bread to Indonesia and Israel. Bakeries introduce shock freezing in order to maintain the quality and taste of the main Belarusian product. The traditional ‘cooling’ of attitude to Belarusian products on the Russian market, however, was not a shock. This often happens before New Year holidays.

15.12.2016

Slonim plant: Five years of successful meat supplies to Muslim countries
Slonim plant: Five years of successful meat supplies to Muslim countries Aroma of Belarusian salami and smoked food has already reached the Arab world. A small town of Slonim produces high quality meat products. The meat processing plant of Slonim was the first in Belarus to receive the Halal certificate and has been supplying products to Muslim shops and restaurants for five years.
Why Russians love Belarusian food products?
Why Russians love Belarusian food products? Ordinary Russians from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok have always been glad to spend their Russian rubles in exchange for quality Belarusian products. Even Russian governors repeatedly told the CTV Channel about their love for Belarusian foodstuffs. Tamara Mukhina, resident of Smolensk (Russia):I buy a yogurt produced by the Vitebsk dairy plant. Sometime in 1967, I studied at the college of dairy industry and had an internship at the Vitebsk plant, the old one.
Belarus supplies food to 58 countries and only Russia has complaints
Belarus supplies food to 58 countries and only Russia has complaints The quality of Belarusian food products does not cause complaints from foreign consumers. None of the 58 countries to which Belarus delivers foodstuffs has complaints, except for Russia.  Note that we are not talking about the end customer (ordinary Russians are eager to buy Belarusian products), but the regulatory authorities. The level of control and state standards at Belarusian plants are in many respects stricter than in other countries, including the same Russia. 

25.11.2016

Belarus meat-processing factory gets Halal certificate
Belarus meat-processing factory gets Halal certificate Today’s primary goal for Belarusian enterprises is expansion into new markets. However, export to other countries requires international quality certificates. Belarusian enterprises need to achieve a Halal quality certificate to sell their products to Muslim countries. Nowadays, the biggest Belarusian meat-processing factories are working on getting these halal quality certificates. The first plant to get it is based in Slonim.

10.11.2016

Culinary forum in Minsk brings together 10 countries
Culinary forum in Minsk brings together 10 countries Belarusian products are in demand in all the markets of the CIS. However, such a favorable position can be even more firm. These days, Minsk is hosting the largest food forum. Representatives of more than 200 companies from ten countries have gathered under one roof. The most numerous delegations are from Georgia and Poland. Participation in the international exhibition is a great opportunity for exhibitors to go home with new contracts.

07.11.2016

Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better?
Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better? Historically, Belarusians eat meat and potatoes a lot. However, vegetarian diet is growing in popularity these days. Who lives more and who has it better? Anastasia Benedisyuk has the story. The Adamovich family has a farmstead and cannot imagine their lives without meat. Even three-year-old Dasha loves it. They eat meat of all kinds every day: pork, beef, and chicken. Yulia Adamovich, Rzhavka agrotown resident:In my opinion, all men are supposed to eat meat.

31.10.2016

Chinese veterinarians inspect Belarusian meat packing plants
Chinese veterinarians inspect Belarusian meat packing plants Chinese veterinarians finished the official inspection of Belarusian meat packing factories. The experts were inspecting the Belarusian approach to feeding livestock and the rules of the production of meat and meat products. Chinese specialists favorably evaluated the work of Belarusian colleagues and the level of the veterinary service in Belarus.  

12.10.2016

Doctrine of food safety to appear in Belarus
Doctrine of food safety to appear in Belarus The doctrine of food safety will appear in Belarus by the end of 2016. Belarus is successful in providing products for domestic market, and 35% of Belarusian products are exported. However, it’s not the time to relax. There are new challenges appearing in the sphere. That was the topic discussed during the 1st Belarusian Forum on Food Safety that was held on October 12 in Minsk.

03.10.2016

Birch juice, chocolate, salo: Which Belarusian products are popular among Chinese people
Birch juice, chocolate, salo: Which Belarusian products are popular among Chinese people The phrase “Made in China” is the most popular one. Chinese people often say that if you like some people you want to become close with them. That’s happening between Belarus and China. Sergei Shitik, butcher at the meat-packing factory:Molodechno is a very small town, so it is very prestigious that our meat, our products are exported to China. Van Shaomun, interpreter:In China we have Belarusian birch juice and a lot of chocolate Alenka.

21.08.2016

Bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants established in Belarus
Bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants established in Belarus A unique bank of genetic resources of agricultural and forest plants was established in Belarus. The national food security became the main topic of the work that claims to get one of the state awards in the sphere of science and technology. There are nine such projects in total. Only three projects will make it to the final. The project should have different themes. Economic potential and efficiency will be the main criteria.

26.07.2016

Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie
Old apiculture technology in Belarus' Polesie In Polesie, southern Belarus, honey is extracted according to an old technology - from special blocks. Mikhail Potapchuk is a beekeeper in the third generation. He inherited bee blocks from his father and even his grandfather. This one, for example, is about 200 years. Such wooden blocks were used by our ancestors, who placed them high in a tree, away from bears. It takes over a month of hard labor to create one such block.

06.07.2016

Grodno companies to present products in Gansu
Grodno companies to present products in Gansu More than a dozen of Grodno companies will present their products at an exhibition in Gansu province of China. Among the major items will be milk, flax, starch and glass products. Also the Belarusian region will present its potential for large businesses of the Chinese province. Belarusians are set to visit a technopark and a new industrial zone in Lanzhou. The visit aims to develop bilateral relations between the regions.

05.07.2016

Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year
Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year Belarus will increase the export of food to $6 billion a year. Such are plans for 2016-2020. Transformations in this sector are already producing results. Supplies of meat and milk are permanently increasing. The main consumer of Belarus' agricultural produce is Russia. However, there are some issues here. Not long ago, the Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor voiced some complaints about Belarusian products. It questions the quality of milk powder saying it supposedly does not comply with the technical regulations of the Customs Union.

19.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko at Spartak factory: Belarus to finally reconstruct entire health care and education in 2016-2020
Alexander Lukashenko at Spartak factory: Belarus to finally reform entire healthcare and education system in 2016-2020 Before building plans for the future and listening to people's delegates, the Belarus President made a trip to the Gomel region. In principle, this is usual practice when the President personally gets familiar with the situation in Belarus’ regions and meets with labor collectives. This time he met with Spartak factory workers. Alexander Lukashenko wanted to see whether the life of the working class is “sweet”. And before starting the “economic locomotive” for the next five years, the President opened the Gomel-Minsk route for electric traction trains.
Redenomination in Belarus not to cause higher inflation
Redenomination in Belarus not to cause higher inflation, President Lukashenko says On June 17, the Belarus President visited the Spartak confectionary. Here the head of state spoke about the prospects of development of the enterprise, as well as the innovations in confectionary industry.  Products under the brand name "Spartak" are exported to 25 countries. Chocolates, waffles, and biscuits made in Gomel have reached such distant countries as Singapore, South Africa and Australia. Spartak sees great prospects on the Chinese market too.

08.06.2016

BelAgro 2016: Belarusian export on the rise
BelAgro 2016: Belarusian food exports set to rise? Timed specifically to the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions is the main exhibition of Belarus' agro-industrial potential BelAgro 2016. It opened in Minsk on 7 June. In 2016 BelAgro attracted a record number of participants - more than 500 companies from 20 countries.  In 2015, farmers in Belarus earned $4.4 billion.

09.05.2016

Bread from field to furnace: Which is given to the President?
Breadbaking and selection in Belarus: From field to furnace What dough is used to bake a Belarusian loaf, which is known far outside the country? What bread is served at the presidential table? The International Bread Forum was held in Belarus. Let’s watch the report of our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk about bread baking industry in Belarus.

05.05.2016

Bread Forum in Zhodino gathers over 100 domestic and foreign experts
Bread Forum in Zhodino gathers over 100 domestic and foreign experts The first bread forum in Belarus started on May 4. The town of Zhodino gathered more than a hundred domestic and foreign experts in the field of plant breeding, seed production and grain processing. They will share best practices. Belarusian bakers advantage is their ability to create something new while preserving long-standing traditions. Each year, Belarus produces more than 500,000 tons of bakery products of about 200 varieties. For taste, flax seeds, sesame seeds, prunes and walnuts are added to some of them.

02.05.2016

Life after Chernobyl disaster in evacuation zone
Life in Belarus' part of evacuation zone after Chernobyl disaster Governmental actions are outer force for people, but sometimes inner forces are more important. The CTV correspondent Alexandra Kulakova talked to optimistic Belarusians who live in the regions near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and love their Motherland.

18.04.2016

Belarus faces birch sap supply glut
Belarus faces birch sap supply glut Belarusian specialists point out oversupply of birch sap. The market is glutted, with demand lagging behind supply. However, there is still potential to increase sales. The main processor of birch sap in the Mogilev region is Bykhov Canning and Vegetable Dehydration Plant. The sap of the current year is not a priority because warehouses are full of last year's goods. This could be a marketing miscalculation, experts note.
Valuable fish breeding in Belarus
Valuable fish breeding in Belarus: technologies and goals Valuable fishes are bred in Belarus. The trout is among them. Nowadays, there are special farms where 50-gram trout fries are bred.  The farms use advanced technologies for the fries to get this size. This is a paradise for fishermen. However, fishing is forbidden here. The farm on the Sula river breeds trout in an industrial scale. It was founded in February and has already sold 12 tons of the valuable fish. The farm’s capacity allows producing of more than 130 tons a year.

14.04.2016

Motorway service in Belarus: what do Belarusian highways lack?
Motorway service in Belarus: what do Belarusian highways lack? A plan for the development of motorway service until 2020 has been created in Belarus. It covers all the regions, and special attention is paid to national roads. The topic of service industry was raised during the meeting of the Belarus government on April 12. Transport workers will have to create decent conditions for obtaining necessary services.

28.03.2016

Belarusian birch sap to be supplied to Europe
Belarusian birch sap to be supplied to Europe District forestry companies have prepared the first thousand tons of birch sap. Mass gathering on an industrial scale began in the Grodno region. The local processing plants have prepared thoroughly for the new season. For foresters, this is a busy season: it is akin to harvesting for farmers. The juice period is just two weeks. Vitaly Yashkin, forester at Grodno forestry:In Grodno forestry, this year we prepare juice on 4 sites. We sell juice to people and enterprises.

21.03.2016

Belarus to abolish limits on storage of alcoholic beverages by individuals
Belarus to abolish limits on storage of alcoholic beverages by individuals Limits on the storage and movement of alcoholic beverages by individuals are going to be abolished. Today, this issue was discussed at a meeting hosted by the Belarus President on improving the legal regulation of the turnover of alcohol.  We are talking about domestic products marked with excise stamps. The document was drafted on behalf of the President, and its main purpose is to determine the optimal approach to the turnover of alcohol products in the country.

20.03.2016

President Lukashenko visits Kommunarka confectionary
President Lukashenko visits Kommunarka confectionary After 90 minutes, and even has less, lights on office buildings in Minsk and other Belarusian cities will turn off for an hour. Do not be afraid - it is a global event. Last year, it looked like this (you see it now on the screen). "Earth Hour" is held in the 7,000 cities to draw attention to climate change on the planet and conserve resources.