Rosselkhoznadzor / News
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
Negotiations between Sergey Dankvert, Head of Rosselkhoznadzor, and Neri Geller, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil
The meeting was held at the
initiative of the Brazilian party. Neri Geller expressed commitment to solving
issues arisen during importation of pork from Brazil into Russia. He emphasized
concern due to temporary restrictions recently imposed by the Rosselkhoznadzor
on pork imports from two large pig holdings whose products demonstrated
Sergey Dankvert anxiously mentioned repeated
detections of ractopamine in Brazilian pork exported into the Russian market
that gives rise to doubts in guarantees given by the National Veterinary
Service. The Brazilian Veterinary Service should take all efforts to prevent
ractopamine introduction and other banned harmful substances in meat products
exported into the Russian market. The plants should perform all necessary
monitoring tests for compliance with Customs Union requirements. Concern is
caused by the fact that the same plants produce both ractopamine-containing and
ractopamine-free meat products. Such segregation is not quite efficient.
Geller mentioned that repeated testing of product samples in which the
Rosselkhoznadzor had previously recovered ractopamine performed by the
Brazilian experts demonstrated no ractopamine. Sergey Dankvert responded that
test kits of low sensitivity are used in Brazil for testing. Sergey Dankvert
offered to invite Brazilian experts to the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate
All-Russian State Center for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs
and Feed in order to learn current test methods.
Geller proposed to establish a system for continuous interaction between the
Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply for
rapid response in case of detection of banned and harmful substances in
Brazilian meat products exported into Russia.
parties mentioned mutual commitment to recovery of beef offal exportation from
Brazil. Herewith, the Russian party expresses concern about current failure of
the Brazilian plants to take necessary measures to ensure offal safety
including tests for tuberculosis, brucellosis and other risk factors.
delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil
will visit Moscow for negotiations with the Rosselkhoznadzor about compliance
with the requirement on ractopamine non-use for manufacturing of meat products
intended for the Russian market. During the meeting the Brazilian Veterinary
Service intends to introduce to the Rosselkhoznadzor a program of specific
measures aimed at ensuring safety of exported products.
Jul 15, 2014
Import. Export. Transit