Regulators continue to reject U.S. pork

MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) — Russia needs more guarantees to allow the U.S. pork imports from two subsidiaries of producer Smithfield Foods Inc., Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog VPSS said.


Russia banned most meat imports from the United States early last year because of concerns over the use of the feed additive ractopamine. The country previously planned to resume pork imports from the United States on March 10.


It was not clear by press time if that would now be delayed.