Friday, 28 November 2014

BSE age limit

A decision by the Russian authorities, to raise the age-limit above which slaughtered animals must be tested for BSE from 30 months to 48 months, in respect of exports of beef from Ireland to Russia has been welcomed this week.

This means that the BSE testing requirements for exports to the Russian Federation are now the same as for exports to EU member states.

Minister Smith said: “The decision by the authorities in the Russian Federation removes a technical barrier to the export of beef from Ireland to Russia and should help to stimulate the trade.”