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Russia bans import of Brazilian pork over ractopamine fears

  • 28 Nov 11:30

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor has decided to suspend imports of Brazilian pork and beef, after traces of prohibited growth promoter ractopamine were detected in several batches of meat. That announcement was made by Rosselhoznadzor in a statement on its website 20 November. The decision will come into force as from 1 December, allowing some time for meat batches currently already on the way to cross the Russian border, in case it is recognised as ractopamine-free. Growth promoting hormones The organisation said it was forced to take this step, as both the use of growth promoting hormones, as well as the import of meat with traces of. Read more...