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  • 20 Nov 2018, 09:18

Starting next Tuesday, Russian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor will temporarily ban transit of poultry meat produced in the United States to the Republic of Kazakhstan through the territory of the Russian Federation. reports ROSNG.

The reason was the prevention of the relevant products of unknown origin or raw materials of an unidentified manufacturer entering the Russian market. The agency found hazardous substances in poultry meat from two US producers. These are Equity Group-Kentucky Division and Mountaire Farms, in whose products they found metabolites of nitrofurans and tetracycline, which can have a complex negative effect on the human body. Rosselkhoznadzor sent a notification to the republic demanding to change the status of these companies in the list of enterprises that are allowed to import products in to the EEU territory. According to the requirements of the Eurasian Economic Commission, this must be done within 10 days after receiving the notification. However, the requirement was not met.

The department also noted that Kazakhstan has not fulfilled the obligation to provide a system of traceability of livestock products on its territory, and transfer data about it to the system of control of the country to which these products are exported. This system was not approved by other countries of the block, since certificates of form No. 4 were issued without the use of information systems, and there are no references to raw materials and materials used in production.