Russia lifts further pork bans

20-07-2009 | |

Russia is to lift its ban on live pigs and raw pork imports from the US state of Wisconsin and Canada’s Ontario province from July 18 which were put in place due to H1N1 fears.

The animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it now applies a ban on imports of live pigs and uncooked pork from only one US state – Florida, as well as the whole of Great Britain and three Japanese prefectures. Rosselkhoznadzor is still holding a tougher ban on all types of meat from Mexico, Central American and Caribbean states.

The ban also applies to all raw and cooked meat products which may be carried in the personal luggage of passengers and crew, as well as to food served on board airplanes and ships which have stopped in these places.

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