RUSSIA - Veterinary inspectors from Rosselkhoznador have turned back a consignment of beef being exported from Ukraine into Crimea because it did not have the correct certification.
The shipment of 12 tonnes of beef in quarters was seized at the Crimean checkpoint of Dzhankoi.
The meat had been shipped from the Pervomaysk Mykolaiv region of Ukraine and was destined to go to a merchant in Yalta.
Roselkhoznador said that on inspecting the shipment, the vets found the undeclared carcase quarters along with goods that had been declared.
The inpsectors said that the quarters had not been tested for safety and posed a potential risk to human health.
The shipment was declared unsafe and returned to Ukraine.
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