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German Food Banned

Russia’s agricultural watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on some imports of German pigs, pork and foods containing pork because of concern over potential contamination with dioxin.

The ban applies to animals and foods produced after Nov. 1 that have not been checked for dioxin content and approved by German veterinary laboratories, the watchdog said on its web site.

The ban takes effect Monday and will stay in place until German officials provide information on which exporters making shipments to Russia were affected by dioxin-tainted feedstuffs, it said. Animal feed tainted with dioxin was shipped to farmers in some German states. 


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