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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Meat Imports Halted




MOSCOW -- Russia has suspended imports of meat from a U.S. company, Thorn Apple Valley Inc., after American inspectors declared the products unfit for human consumption, officials said Monday.


The veterinary department of Russia's Agriculture Ministry acted on a warning notice it received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week, said the department's deputy head Stanislav Zakharov, Interfax reported.


Two weeks ago, USDA food inspectors said meat products by Apple Valley's plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, may be tainted by potentially fatal listeria bacteria and declared the products unfit for human consumption.