Russia stops US meat imports

Russian market will be closed to exports of meat and meat products of American origin temporarily due to agonist ractopamine.

Russia stops US meat imports

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia on Tuesday announced that it is to stop meat imports from the US entering the Russian market.

The Russian market will be closed to imports of meat and meat products of American origin temporarily, valid from February 11, according to statement released by Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Suveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor.

A senior-level official from Rosselkhoznadzor, Aleksey Alekseenko, stated that the restrictions were introduced due to the use by the USA of prohibited in Russia beta-adrenergic agonist ractopamine in beef, pork and turkey meat.

Alekseenko also said that they welcomed procurement of all meat without ractopamine and stated that US authorities did not give a guarantee over their concern.

 

 

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