Russia restricts Brazilian and German poultry imports
An official from Rosselkhoznadzor, the animal and
plant disease watchdog in South Russia, said salmonella had been found in whole
chickens imported from Brazil and Germany, prompting import
The official said salmonella had been found in various chicken products
from four German importers, and also accused Brazil of "deliberately hiding"
information on animal diseases there. Imports from five Brazilian companies were
already restricted earlier this month after listeria was found in products from
four companies and salmonella
in a fifth.
The restrictions are the latest to be imposed by Russian authorities on
food and other agriculture imports from the European Union. Russia's ban on
Polish meat imports, introduced in late 2005, is a major point of contention
between Moscow and the European Union
. The ban led Warsaw to veto the
start of talks on a new EU-Russia partnership agreement.
In addition to Brazil and Germany, Rosselkhoznadzor has also banned imports
from companies in the United States, France and Uruguay after salmonella was
There was no immediate reaction to the decision in either Brazil or
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