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Russia says no to poultry from Germany - restrictions in place

Russia has stated that it has placed temporary restrictions on poultry imports from Germany.

The restrictions – effective since 25 Jan. – has come about due to the recent dioxin scandal in which it was reported that the North German company Harles & Jentzsch manufactured fat components for the compound feed industry.
It was with this company that the dioxin contamination was discovered. The dioxin is believed to have stemmed from feed contaminated with industrial fats. Authorities believe these fats were substituted for vegetable fats at some point in the tainted feed's manufacturing process.
It was previously reported that chickens and pigs had eaten feed contaminated with dangerous levels of dioxins. 

Pork and live pigs have also been banned by Russia earlier this week.

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