Russia’s Federal Consumer Rights Protection Service said substances that are a serious health hazard have been found in the confectionary products of Ukraine’s Roshen.

"An investigation of confectionary products produced at the factories of confectionary corporation Roshen has found violations of legislative requirements in the area of human sanitary and epidemiological welfare – organoleptic indicators and toxins – and legislation in the area of consumer rights protection – incorrect information on the nutritional value of products indicated on the label," the Russian watchdog said on its website on Tuesday, Interfax informed.

"Benzapyrene, which has carcinogenic properties and bioaccumulation properties, has been found in Roshen milk chocolate, which points to the absence of proper control over food ingredients for production of confectionary products," the regulator said.

The watchdog said "these facts indicate systemic violations of requirements for the quality and safety of products by the factories of confectionary corporation Roshen."

The Russian consumer rights agency imposed a ban on imports of Roshen products on Monday.

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