The largest trade networks of Russia — in particular, X5 Retail Group and Magnit — warned about the possible shortage of goods due to the unwillingness of suppliers of animal products to work in the new system of veterinary certification "Mercury". About it write "Vedomosti".
According to X5, about half of the 1,500 suppliers have not confirmed their readiness to work in mercury, the data also confirm in Magnit. At the same time, out of the 100 largest suppliers, X5, 35% have not even tested the system at their enterprises, the company reported earlier. This situation can lead to disruption of supplies and shortage of goods in stores, warn representatives of the retailer.
It is expected that the registration of veterinary accompanying documents in electronic form through "Mercury" will be mandatory for suppliers of livestock products from July 1, 2018. The system will connect manufacturers of finished products, including meat, fish, milk and other animal raw materials. The launch of "Mercury" has already been postponed from January 1 to July 1.