Russia has de-listed three U.S. pork plants, deeming them ineligible to export to the country. The problem again appears to be paperwork. Officials told FSIS there were issues with export certificates. U.S. officials are waiting for more information.
The de-listed plants, and unable to export pork product to Russia after April 20th are: a John Morrell plant in Sioux Falls, S.D. and two Cloverleaf Cold Storage facilities in Sioux City, Iowa.
Meanwhile, Russian officials have re-listed four of the 36 U.S. pork facilities that had been banned in February. Those facilities are Smithfield Packing Company and Carolina Cold Storage, both in Tar Heel, N.C., Millard Refrigerated Services in Edwardsville, Kan. and Berkshire Refrigerated in Chicago, Ill.