EU TO FACE “MEAT TABOO” FROM RUSSIA

Russia may introduce a ban on the supply of refrigerated meat from the EU. The Russian authorities are considering a move to this effect in connection with the supply of poor quality meat on the part of EU meat producers in defiance of numerous warnings from Russian food control agencies, the Voice of Russia reports.

Given that the most health-hazardous meat is supplied by Spain and the Netherlands, a ban on Spanish and Dutch meat imports will take effect on March 29. Inspections of Spanish and Dutch meat producing plants have revealed that nearly two thirds of them breach Russian food safety standards. Since many meat producers in Spain and the Netherlands fail to meet certification requirements, they could have supplied Russia with horsemeat instead of beef, pork or other meat products.

26.03.2013

Source: The Voice of Russia