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Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Up to 22% of meat products on the domestic market in Russia were fraudulent in 2017, according Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A recently opened slaughterhouse in northern Siberia has been certified to sell venison in accordance with Islamic standards (halal) and is currently in negotiations to export commercial batches of premium cuts to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Growth in Chinese poultry exports, especially broiler meat, is well ahead of overall agricultural export growth

Chinese poultry exports on the rise

By Mark Godfrey

Efforts by Chinese poultry firms to get export market share were given a boost by the news that a major poultry-producing region in eastern China has upped its exports by over 13% year on year in 2017.

Novorossiysk is Russia's most important port linking trade to Asia, Europe and South America

Russia bans Brazilian meat

By Eugene Vorotnikov

A ban on all beef and pork imports from Brazil, the largest meat importer to Russia, has been imposed by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), over concerns about the detection of a forbidden hormone.

Food safety experts claim Russia needs to rewrite its meat traceability laws

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russian law enforcement agencies have said they will conduct a detailed investigation into criminal allegations against Cherkizovo, Russia’s leading pork and poultry producer.

Russia-based Tavr is to launch its own version of Iberian ham

Iberian ham finds its way back into Russian stores

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s company Tavr has said it has mastered the production of Iberian ham at its Rostov-based meat processing plant, so the product – previously very popular among Russians but banned within the food embargo – should soon hit domestic grocery shelves...

China has reopened import routes with Russia

China to start importing meat from Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

China has cancelled a ban on imports of ‘ruminant meats’ (beef and lamb), from 49 regions of the Russian Federation, according to a recent release from Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.