|November 10, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Russia has limited
its beef options as various disease out-breaks around
the world have caused the country to issue several import
Russia’s Agriculture Ministry has announced it
is imposing a ban on cattle, animal products and animal
feed from Peru due to concerns over foot and mouth disease
(FMD). Russia has also issued a ban on imports of cattle
and sheep and their meat and meat products from the
Andalucia and Extremadura provinces in Spain over bluetongue
virus according to a Rueters report.
The EU announced in mid-October that it had restricted
exports of cattle and sheep from some southern Spanish
provinces after detecting bluetongue virus in a number
of sentinel cattle in the Municipality of Jimena de
la Frontera in the Province of Cadiz, on 13 October.
Bluetongue is an easy-spreading viral disease of domestic
and wild ruminants transmitted by insects. It is not
known to affect humans.