Russia bans New Zealand meat

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Russia has temporarily banned imports of New Zealand beef.
Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog, known as Rosselkhoznadzor, said it found a banned feed additive, ractopamine, in some beef samples.
Ractopamine, which promotes muscle growth, is banned in beef and sheep feed in New Zealand.
The Special Agricultural Envoy, Mike Petersen, believed further testing would show New Zealand beef was clean.
The meat industry is confident the ban on beef imports will be quickly overturned.
The watchdog said it was also considering banning New Zealand fish after claiming it discovered traces of mercury in some supplies.

5 Responses

  1. NZ is running out of beef and we need beef for dinner and other things. In my personal thoughts I think Russia has a really bad mistake.

  2. For a country that sponsors its athletes to dope. It seems to be testing every bit of meat that comes to Russia. My family have been farmers for 100 years and know the industry this is not what NZ meat is like.

  3. I think that Russia have made a big mastake as New Zealand eat beef and but they have stuffed it up for us beef farmers as we have beef to sell but now we have to supply to other countries.

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