Russia considering US poultry meat import restrictions

Moscow - The federal veterinary and phytosanitary inspection service does not rule out the possibility of imposing restrictions on chicken meat imports from the US states affected by Hurricane Katrina, Sergey Dankvert, the service's chief, has told RBC. He stressed that no restrictive measures had been imposed yet on poultry meat imports from the US, including the above regions.

Dankvert stressed that quality monitoring had been enhanced for products imported from the USA. On August 31, the service requested relevant US authorities to report on the condition of poultry farms certified to export meat to Russia. Should such a necessity arise, the service is ready to take adequate steps.

Source: RBC
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