Russia: ban use of frozen beef, pork, poultry
The Russian authorities consider to ban the use of frozen meat in meat
products into sausages, hams, dumplings and other products.
At the moment, the Russian ministry of Justice takes a look whether the plan
is feasible. The ban can possibly have grave consequences for imports and the
industry in general, meat industry officials
Russia imports around 30% of the beef and pork it
consumes and 40% of its poultry meat, the majority of which arrives in frozen
form. There are restrictions in place, e.g. by tariff quotas.
main importers of beef and pork are Europe and South America, mainly Brazil and
Argentina. The majority of imported poultry is shipped in from the
The plans were launched by Russia's consumer rights watchdog
Rospotrebnadzor. "The order will become effective if the ministry finds that it
does not contradict the legislation and endorses it," a spokesperson
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