July 21, 2011
Russia allows Tyson, Seaboard, Sanderson Farms pork shipments
Russia has given the green light to three US pork processing plants, Tyson, Seaboard and Sanderson Farms, to export product to their market.
Tyson Foods Inc.'s Waterloo, Iowa, facility and Seaboard Foods' Guymon, Oklahoma, plant are now authorised to export to Russia, according to an update on the Food Safety and Inspection Service's website.
The authorisation affects product produced at Tyson's Waterloo plant subject to AMS Export Verification prior to December 30, 2010, and on or after July 18, 2011.
For the Seaboard plant, the action applies to product produced under the same AMS protocol prior to July 9, 2010, and on or after July 18, 2011.
Certification must be preceded by a review of Russia's eligible product list and corresponding product codes for each establishment, FSIS website said.
Sanderson Farms Inc.'s Hammond, Louisiana, poultry processing plant can also now export product to Russia, according to an update on the Food Safety and Inspection Service's website.
The authorisation applies to product produced at that plant on or after July 18, 2011, FSIS said.
Russia suspended the Hammond plant in March 2009, citing drug-residue findings.