Russia to accept US poultry from 27 facilities-USDA

CHICAGO, July 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Russia will accept U.S.
poultry from 27 facilities, the U.S. government said late on
Friday after the two countries reached a deal in June in which
U.S. chicken going to Russia will not be treated with
chlorine.

Russia, once the top export market for U.S. chicken taking
about $800 million worth annually, banned the meat early this
year claiming the chlorine treatment violated its food safety
rules. Chlorine was used as a disinfectant but now U.S.
companies shipping to Russia will use other treatments.

Late on Friday, the U.S. Agriculture Department released a
list of processing plants and storage facilities that can ship
chicken to Russia.

The approved list includes plants of some of the nation’s
top producers such as Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N: ), Pilgrim’s Pride
Corp (PPC.N: ), and Sanderson Farms Inc (SAFM.O: ).

A complete list can be found at:

http://link.reuters.com/hab49m

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(Reporting by Bob Burgdorfer)

Russia to accept US poultry from 27 facilities-USDA