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Russia to Resume US Pork Imports
Thu Feb 27, 2014 07:31 AM CST

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's food health safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Thursday it will lift the ban on imports of pork from the U.S. on March 10.

The watchdog said U.S. exporters could export their pork to Russia on the condition that they don't use ractopamine in production.

Rosselkhoznadzor imposed the ban on the import of pork from the U.S. Feb. 11, 2013, citing the use of ractopamine by U.S. companies, which is banned in Russia.

Ractopamine is a drug used as a feed to promote leanness in animals raised for their meat. It is also banned in the European ...

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