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Russia Lifts A/H1N1-Related Pork Ban

by 5m Editor
16 October 2009, at 10:48am

RUSSIA - Russia is lifting all its AH1N1-related import restrictions on pork products as the disease is already spreading in Russia anyway.

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.