Russian authorities have said they want to ban production of a number of popular McDonald’s burgers, claiming the fast food chain has violated the country’s legislation, which could result in dangerous meat and other products being sold to consumers.
Production ‘is important in view of sanctions imposed against Russia’
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced a complete ban on the import of beef, pork, fruit, poultry, cheeses and milk from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway, according to Russian media.
Russia has responded to increased sanctions from the EU and US with by prohibiting certain foods entering the country, including bans on fruit and vegetables from Poland and poultry and dairy products from the US and Ukraine.
During the first half of the year meat imports to Russia fell by 37% year-on-year, while the country’s own meat production rose by 4%, clearly to compensate the losses, according to data from Rosstat, the Russian State Statistics Service.
The halal meat industry in Russia is growing rapidly, according to the country’s Spiritual Administration of Muslims. About 12% of all meat produced in the country is now officially certified as halal and, by 2020, this figure could rise to 20%, as the...
Russia may impose a ban on genetically modified (GM) food, including feed and meat from animals grown with the use of GM components, and is also appealing to the United Nations (UN) requesting the same actions.
Russia has banned imports of live pigs from six countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and South Africa, due to fears about the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv), according to the Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.
Poultry from Ukraine may soon be exported once again to Saudi Arabia, said the Ukrainian minister of agrarian policy and food Igor Schweich, after meeting with Judiya Z Alhathal - the ambassador for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ukraine.
Roshen owner: “This is confirmation of the fact that the policy I stick to is pro-Ukrainian."
The Danish government is considering breaking ranks with the European Union (EU) and striking a bilateral trade deal with Russia to protect its pork exports. These have been hit while Russia blocks EU pigmeat exports over a handful of African swine fever...
The recent ban on imports of Australian beef to Russia has resulted in a sharp rise in the price of beef on the domestic market. In particular, the price for high-quality marbled beef in Moscow has jumped from RUB810 (US$22.50) to RUB1,600 (US$44.50),...
The Russian government has shrugged off the risk posed by possible economic sanctions from the US and European Union (EU) over the Ukraine crisis, but admitted that a poultry export expansion plan has been shelved.
The endemic risk of African swine fever (ASF) in a number of countries surrounding the EU has increased from moderate to high, over the past four years, according to a new report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Russia may introduce social security cards for meat production by the end of 2014, in order to stimulate consumption of domestically produced meat, according to the members of the country’s parliament.
Polish Minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki has announced plans by Poland to launch pork exports to China in a bid to compensate for the losses incurred by Russia’s decision to ban imports of Polish pork, which started on 7 April.
Russian meat and fodder producer Cherkizovo Group has acquired poultry producer LISKO Broiler for approximately RUB5bn ($140m), in what has been touted as a significant event in the Russian meat industry.
A joint venture set up by Polish and Russian investors is planning to open a new pig farm in Krasnodar Krai, in the south of Russia, said Marek Ociepka, head of the Moscow-based WPHI, the foreign trade and investment arm of Poland’s Foreign Ministry.
While the first outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have now been registered in the eastern part of the European Union, in Russia, where the disease has raged for six years, veterinary specialists predict a further deterioration of the situation in...
Six European Union (EU) countries have proposed the introduction of a temporary veterinary certificate in order to resume supplies of pork to Russia, recently limited due to outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Lithuania and Poland.
As of 30 January, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has stopped pork imports from the European Union (EU) following the discovery last week in Lithuania of the bodies of two wild boars, which had died from African swine fever (ASF).