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NPPC Trade Specialist Not Surprised Russia Still Banning Ractopamine

NPPC Trade Specialist Not Surprised Russia Still Banning Ractopamine

Russia’s director of trade agreements recently said that U.S. meat exporters are ready to supply their market with ractopamine free pork. National Pork Producer Council’s Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano says while the feed additive ractopamine is safe, it’s not worth the effort or expense to take Russia to the WTO to accept it.

Giordano says some U.S. companies like Smithfield which has already removed ractopamine from its feed supplies will sell to Russia, other companies won’t.

He says while NPPC doesn’t like the way Russia is doing business by banning ractopamine, it’s more important to get back into that market, even if it’s only a few companies.

Giordano says prior to the U.S. pork industry having trouble getting product into Russia, U.S. poultry companies had similar difficulties.

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