Tyson dealt Russian pork ban

08-06-2009 | |

Russia has banned pork from two of Tyson Foods US pork plants.

Tyson Foods has received scarce amount of information as to why Russia banned pork from two of its plants, but that it will work the US Department of Agriculture and Russia to resolve the matter.

The affected plants are Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Waterloo, Iowa.

The bans, which become effective June 6, were due to e.coli in the meat Russian officials have stated.
“We have very few details about the Russian plant de-listings. We can tell you we’re confident about the safety of our pork products. All of our fresh pork operations are federally inspected and have government inspectors on hand every moment they’re in operation,” said Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson.

According to some reports Russia is pursuing additional monitoring measures on Cargill products.

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