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Brazil to resume pork and beef exports to Russia

  • 6 Nov 12:42

Russia has lifted the ban on pork and beef imports from nine Brazilian plants. The market previously closed in December 2017 after the Russian authorities discovered a feed additive that is banned in the country in some shipments. Russia's veterinarian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Wednesday that it ended the 11-month ban. The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) expects the country's pork exports to increase by 20,000 tonnes this year to 640,000 tonnes, Reuters reports. The Secretary of Agricultural Defense at MAPA, Luis Rangel said there had been "intense work on traceability and segregation in production to meet the requirements. Read more...