December 10, 2012


Canada starts testing feed additive in meat headed for Russia



To be able to comply with a new Russian requirement, the Canadian government started testing for the feed additive ractopamine in pork and beef to be shipped to Russia.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided meat processors with testing guidelines and is responsible for signing certificates to make sure the products meet Russian standards, said Jacques Pomerleau, executive director of Canada Pork International.

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