Russia to send 23 tons of chicken back to Turkey
Siyamend Kaçmaz - Doğan News Agency/MOSCOWAt least 23 tons of chicken imported from Turkey through Russia’s Vladivostok Port in 2015 will be sent back, as an antibiotic dose that is higher than permissible levels was found in samples examined from minced chicken.
According to an online written statement by Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Regional Directorate, a large amount of Turkish-origin chickens was examined and was found to have up to at least double the permissible level of antibiotics.
According to existing laws, defective products can be either scrapped or sent back to the country of origin.
The statement added that in a second test, oksitetrasiklin, the antibiotic dose, had increased from 17.95 to 18.15 compared to the initial results.
Food products with high doses of antibiotics can cause resistant to antibiotics amongst consumers, thus decreasing the efficacy of medicines, said experts. These sorts of antibiotics are also thought to have several adverse effects.