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Russian embargo affects Minerva and Marfrig

On Friday, the Russian sanitary service, Rosselkhoznadzor, temporarily suspended imports from two beef units in Brazil: one owned by Minerva Foods, in Palmeiras de Goiás (Goiás state), and one owned by Marfrig, in Mineiros (Goiás state). It also suspended imports of chicken from the Seara Brasil unit, owned by Marfrig, in Itapiranga (Santa Catarina state). In a statement on its website, the Russian sanitary body says that the suspension is in response to the detection of listeria bacteria in batches of meat bought by Russia from the three units. It says the restriction is due to "repeated non-compliance." In a statement, Marfrig Alimentos said it had not been notified of the suspension of its two units. According to the company, if the suspension is confirmed, "exports to Russia will continue from the other units of Seara and Marfrig Beef in Brazil, not impacting the volumes sold to that country."

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