Russia extend meat import ban
Russia already blocked such exports from the EU, but the new move will also ban such imports from the US, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The List of Agricultural Produce, Raw Materials and Food Products banned from import to Russia has been extended to include live pigs and several types of edible livestock byproducts and fats. The imposed restrictions will not affect domestic consumer availability.
The signed resolution extends the List with the following items:
- live pigs (with the exception of purebred breeding animals);
- fresh, chilled or frozen edible byproducts of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, mules and hinnies (with the exception of goods used in pharmaceutical production;
- fresh, chilled or frozen, salted, marinated, dried or smoked pork fat separated from lean meat, and poultry fat, neither rendered nor extracted by another method;
- pork fat (including lard) and poultry fat;
- cattle, sheep and goat fat’;
- lard stearin, lard oil, oleostearin, oleo oil or animal oil, emulsified, mixed or prepared by any other method.
The imposed restrictions will not affect domestic consumer availability.
Source: Russian Ministry of Agriculture