Russia Bans Pork from Five US plants

by 5m Editor
9 December 2009, at 9:47am

US - Russia has banned imports of pork from five US meat plants beginning 15 December, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said yesterday.

According to Reuters, no reason was given for the bans in the USDA report.

The five plants include three owned by Smithfield Foods Inc (SFD.N), and one by Tyson Foods Inc. The fifth is Sioux-Preme Packing Co in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The Smithfield plants are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; and Tar Heel, North Carolina, the latter being the largest pork plant in the world.

The Tyson plant is Madison, Nebraska.