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US meat ban in Russia extends to turkey

2 commentsBy Rod Addy , 06-Feb-2013

Russia has extended its ban on US pork and beef imports to include turkey, in connection with the continued dispute over product contamination by the growth chemical ractopamine.

The nation’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced the decision to temporarily restrict US turkey meat and turkey meat supplies yesterday.

The development follows the move temporarily banning pork and beef, pork and beef raw and pork and beef finished products by the organization on January 30.

Repeated warnings

That was after repeated warnings following continual breaches of Russian rules banning ractopamine’s presence in food and feedstuffs. All restrictions take effect from February 11.

Yevgeny Nepoklonov, deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, wrote to Ronald Jones, assistant administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture, expressing deep regret about the situation.

“The situation is aggravated by the fact that the US continues exportation of meat containing ractopamine residues, which are detected during laboratory monitoring of the imported product safety,” wrote the Rosselkhoznadzor in a statement.

‘Undue additional costs’

“Failure of the American party to supply reliable ractopamine free meat results in undue additional costs spent by the Russian members of foreign trade on disposal, recycling or re-export of products non-compliant with the safety requirements.

“The Rosselkhoznadzor repeatedly notified the US Competent Authorities that in case of their failure to take necessary measures temporary restrictions on importation of some types of meat products from the US would be considered.

“Alongside with that the Rosselkhoznadzor required official guarantees that finished meat products imported into Russia were manufactured from ractopamine free raw meat produced on the US establishments approved for exportation to Russia and other [Eurasian] Customs Union countries. No reply to the request has been received by the Rosselkhoznadzor.”

2 comments (Comments are now closed)

geesh

Seems to me that by putting growth enhancement product along with gmo/soya, among other things, into the livestock food chain there will be outcomes in those who consume such meats. SO, by putting an oestrogen analogue in the food chain (soya) plus a growth enhancer, what might be an outcome....? Maybe larger frames with more effeminate traits, in males and females. There was just some recent press re: girls going into puberty earlier than they did historically, in the west. Just looking for answers to too many questions. Between gmo soya and corn feedstock, growth enhancers, antibiotics, etc, seems you never know what else you're getting with that meat.

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Posted by ryan moore
08 February 2013 | 18h36

is this one reason why

is this one reason why many people have commented on how big younger folks are these days in the usa, and not just fat, but bigger frames

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Posted by ryan moore
08 February 2013 | 10h05

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