Rosselkhoznadzor sets temporary bans on foreign meat and seafood import on May 3, 2007

Rosselkhoznadzor (the state agricultural watchdog) banned the import of a few batches of meat produce proved to contain salmonellosis-related pathogens. These included 24.5 tons of U.S.-made chicken ribs, 24.9 tons of chicken wings and 25.9 tons of chicken legs from Brazil, and 19.9 tons of pork skins from Germany. This is why Rosselkhoznadzor set temporary limits on meat supplies from the U.S.-based Š-19128, Brazilian SIF 1797 and SIF 601, and German D SH-EUZ 10 EWG beginning from May 3, 2007. The agency asked the veterinary services in the U.S., Brazil, and Germany to look into the causes of this meat infection.

Besides, Rosselkhoznadzor did not allow a 24-ton batch of seafood from China to be imported to Russia since the food was found to contain staphylococcus. Szhejianc Daishan Baofa Aquatic Product Co., Ltd. will not be able to send any food to Russia starting this May. The Chinese safety monitoring authorities have been requested to conduct an inquiry.


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