04-02-2014 02:39 AM | Russian Federation

Russia halts Australia beef byproduct imports

Russia is temporarily banning the import of beef byproducts from Australia, citing the detection in shipments of a growth stimulant it prohibits and throwing into doubt exports that brought in around A$10 million ($8.81 million) last year for Australia.

The ban was imposed Jan. 27 and was prompted by the detection of the growth stimulant in several shipments, Russia’s Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service says. It was not immediately clear when the ban will be reviewed.
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