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Russian to Ban US Meat Imports
Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:22 AM CST

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- The head of Russia's agriculture watchdog confirmed plans to ban imports of meat and meat products from the U.S. in February amid a dispute over the feed additive ractopamine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Chilled meat will be banned from Feb. 4 and frozen meat will be banned from Feb. 11, said Sergei Dankvert, head of Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia has pressed the U.S. to guarantee that pork and beef exports contain no traces of ractopamine, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opposed the trade requirement and said it breaks Russia's commitments as a member of ...

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