PSF pigmeat to Russia after all
Contrary to earlier reports, US Premium Standard Farms pork is allowed to be transported into Russia.
Pork from PSF is only allowed into Russia for further processing, but cannot
be sold in retail.
Last week, the Russian federal veterinarian and phytosanitary service banned
PSF pork on the condition that the company would not comply with Russian
It appears now this is not the case. The PSF plant in Missouri is not able
any more to deliver meat for retail market.
A total import ban would have had a great impact on
PSF, a large producer and processor of pigs, having 221,000 sows and about 4.6
million pigs slaughtered on a yearly basis. Recently the company was sold to
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