Kazakhstan bans meat imports from Australia
Astana, Kazakhstan, May 12
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan has banned meat imports from Australia, according to the Kazakh Agency for Consumer Protection.
"Kazakhstan has introduced a temporary sanitary measure to ban the import and sale of meat of the chilled beef, under trade name "Black Angus Ribeye" (produced in Australia), in the content of which was found a veterinary drug dangerous to human health - trenbolone acetate on the results of sanitary-epidemiological examination," the agency said.
Trenbolone acetate is a growth stimulant - an anabolic steroid used in veterinary medicine to increase muscle mass in cattle and has a negative impact on human health with a variety of side effects (increased blood pressure, insomnia, aggressiveness, baldness, etc.), the report said.
"In accordance with the laws of the member states of the Customs Union, it is not allowed to use veterinary drugs (feed additives, animal growth promoters, veterinary drugs)while manufacturing raw food of animal origin," the statement said.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.