Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, informed Louisa Carrier, Deputy Head of the Canadian Veterinary Service, on the Rosselkhoznadzor decision to reduce the list of suppliers to 14 pork processing plants, 3 beef processing plants and one plant producing both beef and pork products provided that the veterinary certificates would be issued by the Canadian Veterinary Service solely and exclusively for products manufactured without the use of the growth stimulator ractopamine which is banned in the territory of the Customs Union.
The list of these plants will be published on the Rosselkhoznadzor site in the nearest future. Yevgeny Nepoklonov assured Louisa Carrier that the Rosselkhoznadzor would carefully consider the proposals from the Canada concerning the improvement of the system of separate production of ractopamine-free meat products for the export to the CU countries.
The parties were unanimous about the need for the inspection of Canadian plants interested in meat product supply to the CU territory. Such inspection may be arranged at the end of May – beginning of June of the current year; precise terms will be established by the Rosselkhoznadzor upon the agreement with the Veterinary Services of Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Tuesday April 9, 2013/ Rosselkhoznadzor/ Russia.