Saturday, August 19, 2006

Russia bans imports of poultry meat from U.S. Michigan

Russia has banned poultry meat deliveries from the U.S. state of Michigan.

The decision was taken because bird flu virus of the H5 type was founding a swan in Michigan, the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) told Interfax.

“Rosselkhoznadzor’s decision is in strict compliance with international rules and Russia’s veterinary requirements,” Russian Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev told Interfax commenting on the ban.

The ban will be active until the modification of the strain is established and the spot of the disease is localized, the minister said.

“We must be certain that we will not deliver this dangerous infection to our country with poultry meat,” Gordeyev said.

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Posted by john T. on 08/19 at 07:03 AM
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