US, Russia continuing talks on ractopamine-free turkey and pork

Not satisfied that the U.S. has done enough to assure turkey and pork exports to Russia would be free of ractopamine, the Russian veterinary and food safety agency, Rosselkhoznador, has scheduled additional talks with U.S. officials on August 21. In February, Russia placed a ban on U.S. turkey, pork and beef products because of worries over ractopamine use in feeds.

Not satisfied that the U.S. has done enough to assure turkey and pork exports to Russia would be free of ractopamine, the Russian veterinary and food safety agency, Rosselkhoznador, has scheduled additional talks with U.S. officials on August 21. In February, Russia placed a ban on U.S. turkey, pork and beef products because of worries over ractopamine use in feeds.

Parties from the two countries are continuing the talks after failing to reach an agreement on August 15. Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are expected to participate.

The two nations are discussing a program proposed by the U.S. that assures the growth promoter ractopamine, or other beta-agonists would not be used in the production of turkey meat to be exported to Russia or Customs Union territory. The U.S. has expressed its readiness to ensure the export of ractopamine-free turkey meat to the Customs Union countries. However, Russian officials have expressed worries that inspections and tests for ractopamine use may have been conducted by the exporting companies and not the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. 

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