Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, has imposed interim restrictions on imports of poultry from Germany due to dioxin contamination of feed, deputy head Nikolai Vlasov has announced.
“This ban won’t be for long. According to our estimates, restrictions on chicken supplies could be cancelled after February 10-15,” Vlasov said, adding that the broiler feeding cycle was 36-42 days.
“Given the fact that feed can be stored at companies and farms for some time, our calculations show that there will be no danger by the middle of February.”
Russia has also introduced interim restrictions on imports of pork, slaughter and fattening pigs from Germany. As the cycle of fattening pigs was about 150 days the ban will be in place for longer and is expected to be lifted in March.