Russia Interested in Nicaraguan Meat and Seafood

Russian sanitation technichians will arrive in Nicaragua to inspect the production plants of beef and shrimp.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gustavo Álvarez writes in Elnuevodiario.com.ni: “Mauricio Pichardo, Director of Animal Health of Magfor, said that there is no exact date for the arrival of the Russians, but he pointed out that it is just a matter of days and that they are coming to learn more about the sanitation status of meat and shrimp products in the country. ´We have a quite attractive market, one with already favorable sanitation conditions, because here we do not have Foot and Mouth, Mad Cow, or other diseases that would restrict international commerce,´ he said.”

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