Russia bans meat imports from Brazilian, Argentine companies


Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Russian agricultural watchdog agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, on Tuesday imposed a ban on the poultry imports from a Brazilian company, as well as the beef and beef by-products from an Argentine enterprise, Russian media reported.

According to the watchdog, the ban is imposed because of the presence of bacterium listeria in imports from the Brazilian company JBS AVES LTDA, and the Argentine enterprise Madeka S.A.

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Currently, 58 Brazilian poultry farms and 74 Argentine companies are authorized meat suppliers to Russia.

However, imports from eight companies of each group were being banned for violating Russian veterinary standards.