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Consignment of Imported Pig Offal Returned

by 5m Editor
2 August 2011, at 9:44am

RUSSIA - A consignment of 24 tonnes of pig hearts from Canada has been rejected and returned due to poor quality.

The Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for the Primorsky Krai banned the import of more than 25 tons of porcine offals from Canada into the Russian Federation, which do not comply with the country's sanitary-epidemiological and hygienic requirements.

In the course of state veterinary control of animal products imported into the Russian Federation at the State border, the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists for the Primorsky Krai detected that the container with frozen porcine hearts imported from Canada into Vladivostok port did not fulfill the CU sanitary-epidemiological and hygienic requirements in terms of organoleptic characteristics.

Thus, the laboratory investigations of porcine heart carried out by the FGBI's Primorsk Interoblast Veterinary Laboratory detected holes in muscle tissue which were not characteristic for this organ, the heart fat had also grey colour. Product consistency was flabby, with a sour milk smell. The broth was cloudy and had an abnormal smell.

According to the information of the department for border veterinary surveillance at the State border and transport for the Primorsky Krai, 24,042 tons of heart of poor quality were to be returned to the exporting country.