“We expected that everyone would follow the rules and fully respect [the ban],” Popova said. “But we found violations in various regions of Russia.”
IA FruitNews previously published an article regarding Rospotrebnadzor's intention to inspect for Russian retailers for prohibited Turkish food products.
The items were not hard to spot, according to Popova. Because the products that were identified as contraband didn't have any sort of identification to indicate another country of origin, then “of course, when a document is fake, it's easy to see”.
Popova added that Turkish goods that were imported prior to January 1 are allowed to be sold on store shelves.
FruitNews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/home-page/vegetables/45453-rospotrebnadzor-nashel-v-roznitse-zapreshchennoe-turetskoe-prodovolstvie.html