Earlier the Rosselkhoznadzor officially informed the Veterinary Services of main meat and meat product exporters who use beta-blocker ractopamin as an animal growth stimulator that from now on the imported controlled products must be accompanied with a document issued by exporting country which confirms that the products were manufactured without using ractopamin.
If there is no such document the access of each imported consignment to the Russian market is possible only after laboratory analysis for ractopamin detection has been conducted. Such system will be in place during the transmission period which will be identified additionally. During this period the Veterinary Services of exporting countries must establish systems of laboratory checks for the presence of ractopamin in imported products and support each product consignment meant for the Russian Market and other CU countries with a laboratory act that testifies the absence of ractopamin in it.
Friday December 7, 2012/ Rosselkhoznadzor/ Russia.