World disease outbreaks lead Russia to issue beef bans

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 bans.

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.




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