Russia: changes to export slaughter intervals for tetracycline antibiotics
9 February 2012
The government and industry body SAFEMEAT (external site) has applied a provisional Russian export slaughter interval (ESI) of 90 days to animals treated with oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline.
To meet the requirements for slaughter of sheep or cattle for the Russian meat market, producers using these products must observe the terms of the SAFEMEAT notice (external site) before a claim of ‘Russian eligible’ can be written on the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration.APVMA updated its ESI listing for these antibiotics on 6 February 2012.
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