Brazilian Poultry Sector Prepares to Receive Rosselkhoznadzor30 October 2013
BRAZIL - The Brazilian poultry sector is preparing to receive the health authorities of the Russian food safety surveillance body Rosselkhoznadzor.
According to Francisco Turra, president of the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF), the visit by the Russians is intended to evaluate Brazil's compliance with the requirements imposed on health plans for products that are currently exported to Russia.
The UBABEF president said that great efforts are being made to promote the Brazilian poultry industry as a business partner in Russia.
Mr Turra said that in a recent meeting between the two countries, Russia showed a great appreciation of Brazilian chicken meat due to the level of quality and safety. According to him, Russian consumers want access to Brazilian poultry products.
Mr Turra went on to say that UBABEF has rejected any threat or insinuation that the Brazilian poultry sector is not able to export to a member country of the Customs Union.
"We cannot work with a hypotheses that tarnishes the image of the Brazilian poultry export chain, which is a world leader. Today, Russia is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and all decisions of the Russian government should meet international standards of trade, and not specifically to national criteria," Mr Turra said.
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