By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Thursday, April 12 2012
Russia’s animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor may impose temporary restrictions on chilled salmon imports from Norway due to poor safety controls, the regulator’s spokesman Alexei Alekseenko told Reuters on Friday.
Russia is the biggest salmon market for Norway, which is the largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in the world.
“Our experts are currently examining this question, their work will be completed in a few days,” Alekseenko said, adding it was not clear when the restrictions could be imposed.