Russians say “No” to poultry from 17 US processing plants

October 23, 2007

Alicia Karapetian/Poultry News/October 19, 2007

Effective November 1, 2007, Russians will no longer import poultry products from 17 U.S. processing plants. The reason? The plants don’t measure up to their health and safety standards.

This summer, the Russian Federation Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service audited dozens of facilities around the country and found that the following plants failed to meet their minimal standards:

  • Choctaw Maid Farms, Forest, MS.
  • Sanderson Farms, Hazlehurst, MS.
  • Sanderson Farms, Collins, MS.
  • Mountaire Farms, Selbyville, DE.
  • Tyson Foods, Carthage, MS.
  • Fieldale Farms, Murrayville, GA.
  • Nordic, Atlanta, GA.
  • Peco Foods, Bay Springs, MS.
  • Sylvest Farms, Montgomery, AL.
  • Tyson Foods, Clarksville, AR.
  • Americold Logistics, Montgomery, AL.
  • Americold Logistics, Charlotte, NC.
  • Millard Refrigerated Service, Richland, MS.
  • Stanford Refrigerated Warehouses, Macon, GA.
  • Greko, Cumming, GA.
  • Simmons Foods, Siloam Springs, AR.

The USDA is investigating the Russian claims.

Do you know where your poultry comes from? Ask your store manager.


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