11-12-2012 08:57 AM | Russian Federation

Russia-bound meat to require testing for ractopamine

Meat imports to Russia from producers using ractopamine must be tested and certified free of the feed additive, the country's veterinary regulator said, denying Saturday that the requirement is a political retaliation.

The move, imposed a day after the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand trade between Washington and Moscow that also sought to punish Russian human rights violators, could jeopardize North American meat beef and pork suppliers.
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