The U.S. and Russia are set to meet March 1 in Moscow about poultry imports, Russia’s chief sanitary inspector told the news agency RIA Novosti.


Russia imposed new restrictions on using chlorinated water to clean poultry at the beginning of 2010, effectively barring poultry from the U.S., where chlorine is routinely used to reduce pathogens on poultry carcasses. Last year, U.S. poultry accounted for more than a fifth of Russian consumption.