Meat Imports Might Be Suspended
- Mar. 01 2013 00:00
- Last edited 20:42
The head of Russia's animal and plant health service told the European Union it wanted to suspend imports of regulated meat products from Austria after horse DNA was found in a batch of hot dogs, the service said Thursday.
The head of Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service, Sergei Dankvert, proposed the measure in a phone call with Ladislav Miko, the Commission's deputy director general for the food chain, it said in a statement.
Dankvert also held telephone consultations with Austria's chief veterinary inspector, the statement said.