Azerbaijani media have disseminated reports saying the Food Safety Agency (FSA) has conducted an expertise to find out that some 130 Turkish food products are harmful to human health, an Armenian expert on food safety said on Tuesday.
The listed harmful goods include chocolate, vegetable oils, tea and nonalcoholic beverages, David Pipoyan told a news conference, adding the talk also refers to the food additives contained in those goods but not mentioned in their labeling.
According to the expert, the listed goods are quite harmful. He also called attention to the statement issued by the Azerbaijani FSA warning against the use of those products.
“This is an important statement, which was hard to believe given their (the Turkish-Azerbaijani) relations,” he said. “We do not seem to have a Turkophobia and are not afraid of Turkish foodstuffs: the Turkish products recognized harmful and unfit by different states are circulating in our country. Those products are lemons and dried fruit.”
He called on the Armenian population to demonstrate vigilance, stressing the need for the state structures to deal with the issue.