Laboratory tests on frozen beef and poultry meat produced by the Brazilian companies Minerva S.A. and Marfrig Alimentos S.A. returned positive results for Listeria
, according to Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary inspection agency.
Due to the repeated non-compliances identified in respect of plants No. 431 and No. 3047, Rosselkhoznadzor considers it necessary to introduce temporary restrictions on importation of their products into the Russian market. The products of plant No. 576 are subject to enhanced laboratory monitoring.
Marfrig said first quarter 2013 sales to Russia accounted for 5.3% of he company's total exports and 1.7% of its consolidated revenue.