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Anthrax Alert Blocks Import of Lamb Carcases

12 February 2015

RUSSIA - Russian state inspectors from Rosselkhoznadzor in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol have seized a shipment of potentially dangerous lamb from being imported into the country.

Vehicles, which had 96 lamb carcases of lamb on board, weighing 1.62 tonnes, were heading to the Crimea Agro Lan in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine.

The meat was being shipped to a private business in Simferopol.

However, an inspection of the documents found that in the veterinary and accompanying documents there was no reference to tests for anthrax.

A physical inspection of the carcases found blurred carcase stamp prints, so that it was impossible to determine the origin of the meat.

Because of the breeches of the regulations and requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation and the Customs Union, and also because the inspectors felt there was an obvious danger from the meat to the health of consumers, the carcases were refused entry and returned to Ukraine.

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