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USDA APPROVES TWO NO. CAROLINA PLANTS TO EXPORT PORK TO RUSSIA
Source: USDA news release

Two Smithfield Foods plants, both in North Carolina, have been approved by the USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service to export pork to Russia.

Russia recently announced U.S. pork imports would be allowed to resume on March 10th, 2014.

The plants have become certified under the Agricultural Marketing Service's new "Never Fed Beta Agonists Program.' Russia banned U.S. pork over a year ago because of ractopamine residue concerns.

At that time, the USDA did not have a way of certifying that U.S. pork exports came from swine that had not been treated by the popular feed supplement for leaner pork.

The Smithfield plants are in Clinton and Tarheel, North Carolina.


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