MOSCOW Feb 19 Russia plans to resume pork
imports from Brazil and the United States in March to compensate
for falling supplies from the European Union, Russia's
veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) said on Wednesday.
Russia banned most meat imports from the United States and
Canada early last year due to concerns about the use of the feed
additive ractopamine. Supplies from Brazil were limited in 2011
over concerns related to its safety monitoring system.
"We will allow supplies from firms which guarantee us that
they don't use ractopamine," said VPSS spokesman Alexei
Alekseenko. Supplies from Canada will most probably be resumed
later this year after an inspection by the VPSS, he added.
(Reporting by Polina Devitt, editing by Elizabeth Piper)