Europa - press release 22 September 2004.
EU clears the way for Russian Dairy Exports to EU.
The Standing Committee on food chain and animal health approved a European Commission proposal to add 3 Russian dairies to the list of establishments authorised to export milk and milk products into the EU.
This is the first time Russian dairy producers have been authorised to export to the EU.
Approval 1PM - 77/2 PJSC Llanozovo Dairy - Moscow
Approval 1PM - 22/1 Altayholod Ltd. - Altayskiy Territory
Approval 1PM - 48/3 PJSC Lipetskiy - Lipetskiy Territory
RUSSIA / Bovine tuberculosis status. (OIE website)
1996 :712 outbreaks 53,800 slaughtered
2000 : 145 0utbreaks 25,500 slaughtered
2002 : 71 outbreaks 10,000 slaughtered
2003 : 87 outbreaks - - - none slaughtered /14,900 VACCINATED
So the Russians vaccinate for TB instead of slaughter, AND export into the EU?
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