Russia gives go ahead for poultry from more US plants

02-08-2010 | | |

More US processing plants have been given a green light in order to ship poultry to Russia.

39 US processing plants or storage facilities have been approved by Russian authorities for the acceptance of poultry into the country.

No chlorine
The US and Russia has come to an agreement in June, whereby it was stated that chicken going from the US to Russia will not be treated with chlorine.
Earlier this Russia banned poultry from the US, citing that its food safety rules were infringed as a result of chlorine treatment.
Other treatments will now be used on the meat destined for Russia.
Russia was previously a top export market for US chicken- reeling in about $800 million worth per year.
Approved plants include:



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Van Dijk
Zana Van Dijk Editor Dairy Global