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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tainted U.S. Chickens

MOSCOW -- Veterinary authorities have seized two railcars carrying frozen U.S. chicken leg quarters believed to be contaminated with a chemical compound, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council said Wednesday.

The council said the chicken was part of a shipment of food aid sent to Russia from the United States.

The poultry was certified as safe by the U.S. Department of Agriculture before leaving the United States and by German and Russian veterinary inspectors while on the way to Russia across Germany.

U.S. and Russian investigators are now trying to establish where the food was contaminated.