Russia’s food safety watchdog has burned 1500 kg of food imported for BMW DTM car racing team ahead of the race scheduled near Moscow.
Reuters reports that the destruction of food is part of Moscow’s program of burning and bulldozing western food, banned from Russia in retaliation for sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
“The department decided to impound goods at the checkpoint due to gross violation of sanitary rules,” Tass quoted food watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor as saying.
The food was destroyed by officials in the Pskov region, about 450 miles north-west of Moscow.
The BMW teams will race at the “Moscow Raceway” from 28th to 30th August. This is the touring car series’ third event of the season outside Germany. Races 11 and 12 will take place on the outskirts of the Russian capital.