Russia Bans Brazilian Pork, Beef Over Growth Hormone

The Russian ban comes only months after meat-tainting scandal Carne Fraca shook the sector and caused billions of dollars in revenue losses.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Russia announced on Monday (November 20th) it was banning all pork and beef imports from Brazil starting December 1st. According to the Russian agro-sanitary agency Rosselkhoznadzor a banned growth hormone has been found in recent shipment of imports.

“According to laboratory results, banned growth stimulants were again detected in livestock products arriving in Russia from Brazil in 2017, " says the press release issued by Rosselkhoznadzor.

But the Brazilian government says that the problem is only with a few companies and should not have to affect the entire

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