Russia Lifts A/H1N1-Related Pork Ban

RUSSIA - Russia is lifting all its AH1N1-related import restrictions on pork products as the disease is already spreading in Russia anyway.
calendar icon 16 October 2009
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Following the outbreak of new variant flu in Mexico, Russia imposed restrictions on imports of all the meat and meat products from countries with a high prevalence of the new virus such as Mexico, the United States, the Caribbean countries, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom.

In May, the European Commission sent a letter to the Russian authorities, challenging the ban. There is no possible risk of spread of the virus through meat, pointed out the Commission.

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