More US Companies Authorised to Export to Russia

RUSSIA - Following further inspections, the country's agriculture watchdog has now permitted chicken imports from 18 of 33 US companies.
calendar icon 19 October 2010
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Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight has cleared the way for chicken meat imported from the United States by 18 out of 33 inspected companies, it said on Monday.

RIA Novosti reports that these are preliminary results of inspections held from 4 to 16 October, the service said in a statement.

"All 18 companies will be recommended for inclusion into the list of companies authorized to import meat to Russia," the service said.

The first US poultry consignments after an eight-month pause following Russia's request of chlorine-free treatment of meat were supplied to Russia in September.

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