Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Technical issues" delay end of Russia's ban on U.S. poultry

Despite a June 2010 agreement between President Obama and President Medvedev, Russia's poultry market remains closed to U.S. exporters. Russian officials say this is due to unspecified "technical issues," Reuters reported. Russia imposed a ban on U.S. poultry in January 2010, claiming the use of chlorine disinfectant by U.S. producers violated food safety standards. Prior to the ban, Russia was the largest export market for U.S. poultry (especially drumsticks, known as "Bush legs" in Russia).

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