Tyson to resume exports to Russia

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tyson Foods has confirmed that it is ready to resume chicken exports to Russia following a break of almost seven months since that country imposed a block on chlorine-treated poultry imports.

Russia and the U.S. reached an agreement to reopen the market to U.S. chicken producers late last week.


Russia has been the largest export market for U.S. chicken. When it banned U.S. chicken in January, Russia cited concerns about a chlorine rinse used in U.S. processing plants to kill pathogens that can cause food poisoning. Moscow's consumer watchdog said the rinse did not comply with safety regulations, as Reuters reported.
Some U.S. analysts said the ban was a way to protect Russian chicken producers from cheaper U.S. imports.
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