Russia to Ban Import of Animal Fat, Meat Byproducts from EU

World » RUSSIA | October 20, 2014, Monday // 19:52
Bulgaria: Russia to Ban Import of Animal Fat, Meat Byproducts from EU A woman looks at a variety of sausages in a supermarket in St. Petersburg Russia, 07 August 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russia will impose a temporary ban on imports of animal fat and meat byproduct from the European Union.

According to a media statement of Russia’s veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor, the ban takes effect on October 21.

The measure is explained with the presence of harmful substances detected in such products, according to ITAR-TASS.

On August 7, Russia introduced a ban on the import of food products from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.

The ban on imports of meat, fish, dairy products, fruit and vegetables was introduced in response to Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

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