14-07-2014 08:55 AM | Russian Federation

Russians banned Irish beef over TB suspicions

Suspected traces of Tuberculosis (TB) prompted Russia to impose the highly damaging blanket ban on imports of beef offal from Ireland, the Irish Independent has learned.

The discovery of characteristics of the disease is understood to have alarmed Russian authorities who have cut off the supply of offal from Irish factories.

While the risk of humans catching TB by eating infected meat is minimal, a decision to impose the sanction was immediately taken by Russian health and safety experts.
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