Russia to Ban U.S. Meat Over Ractopamine Residues -  Hormone Growth and Leanness Drug | global citizenship | Scoop.it

Feb 1, 2013 FOOD AND SAFETY NEWS

Russia will ban U.S. pork and beef imports starting this month over concerns about ractopamine, a veterinary drug commonly used in North America to boost growth and leanness that is increasingly controversial overseas, according to Russian media reports.

“Since the violations continue and we are finding ractopamine in meat shipments from the USA, we plan starting February 11 to impose restrictions on the import of this product,” Sergei Dankvert, the chief of Russian veterinary and food safety service, Rosselkhoznadzor, told Interfax.

U.S. trade and agriculture officials have rebuked Russia’s position as retaliatory and "unscientific".


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