Kazakhstan bans Australian beef imports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

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Kazakhstan has imposed a temporary ban on some imports of Australian beef following the discovery of the growth stimulator trenbolone, according to the Kazakh Agency for Consumer Rights Protection (KACRP).

"Kazakhstan has introduced a temporary sanitary measure to ban the import and sale of chilled beef meat marketed under the brand Black Angus Ribeye,"​ the KACRP said in a statement obtained by local news agency Trend.

The move by the Kazakh government follows a decision made in April by Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor which banned imports of Australian beef for the same reason. Together with Russia and Belarus, Kazakhstan is a member of the Customs Union.

"In accordance with the laws of the member states of the Customs Union, it is not allowed to use veterinary drugs (feed additives, animal growth stimulators, veterinary drugs) in the manufacturing of raw food of animal origin,"​ the agency said.

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