RUSSIA MAY INTRODUCE BAN ON PORK AND BEEF IMPORTS FROM BRAZIL THIS YEAR

THE RUSSIAN Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) may impose a ban on all imports of beef and pork from Brazil, the largest meat importer to Russia, in coming days over concerns about the detection of a forbidden hormone, government officials have warned. Rosselkhoznadzor spokesperson Julia Melano said the axe would fall if the chemical continued to be found in imports to Russia: “The decision is planned to be taken in the coming days. The ban will be introduced in the case of repeated detection of ractopamine, which ...


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