FSIS: Revised list of plants eligible for pork export to Russia
In light of Russia's announcement that it is lifting a months-long ban of U.S. pork products, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published a revised list of plants eligible to export pork and pork products to Russia.
Under these requirements, eligible pork and pork byproducts must be produced under an approved Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Export Verification (EV) program for pork to Russia to ensure that Russia's tetracycline and microbiological standards are being met.
There remains a discrepancy between the FSIS list of eligible cold storage plants and those cold storage plants listed by Russia. Please note that in order to be eligible to export pork to Russia, the cold storage plant must be listed on the FSIS website. FSIS and AMS are requiring any establishment handling unpackaged product conduct microbiological testing because of the potential for contamination.
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