In the Russian Federation, there was a shortage of casings for the production of sausages and frankfurters. This is due to the anti-Russian sanctions of the EU – the film for meat products was supplied from seven European factories.
Now the delivery time reaches 10 months – raw materials are brought from China on an advance payment or parallel import. Manufacturers are forced to stock up on this product for almost a year in advance, which is why their costs increased by 25-70%. To support the industry, the National Union of Meat Processors (NSP) asked the government to extend short-term concessional and investment loans for 2023.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade considered it expedient to work out the issue together with the Ministry of Agriculture. At the same time, the departments added: most meat processing enterprises today are provided with components for uninterrupted operation.
The shell was supplied to the Russian Federation from the seven largest foreign factories that imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation. Among them are the Belgian manufacturer ViskoTeepak, the German Walsroder and others.
This is a fibrous casing, which is considered the best on the market, explained in the NCM. It is distinguished by high moisture and smoke permeability, strength, high extensibility. According to the union, cervelat and raw smoked sausages are 90% packed in it. Such film is not produced at Russian enterprises.
“This year, preferential lending for the meat industry was not extended (it was valid until the end of 2022. – Ed.), Although producers need financial support to form a commodity stock of scarce raw materials,” Yegor, the general director of the Dymov meat processing plant, told Izvestia Duda.
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