Russia to remove restrictions on beef supplies from Belarus February 5

Russia to remove restrictions on beef supplies from Belarus February 5

On February 5, Russia will remove restrictions on the supply of beef from nine Belarusian companies which products were suspected of containing the genome of African swine fever, said Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zatyats following talks in Moscow with the head of the Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert.

Rosselkhoznadzor said the State Veterinary Service of Belarus has been warned about the inadmissibility of further violations.

From the beginning of October 2014, Russia temporarily suspended the supply of products of nine Belarusian meat plants after detection of the viral genome of African swine fever in their products. On January 24, these companies were able to resume shipments to the Russian Federation of thermally treated beef products.

On February 2, Leonid Zayats told media that Belarusian meat processing plants in August-December 2014 lost more than $ 100 million from the restrictions imposed by Rosselkhoznadzor.