CHICAGO,, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Russia has banned imports of pork from five U.S. meat plants beginning Dec. 15, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday.
No reason was given for the bans in the USDA report.
The Smithfield plants are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; and Tar Heel, North Carolina, the latter being the largest pork plant in the world.
The Tyson plant is Madison, Nebraska.
Reporting by Bob Burgdorfer; Editing by David Gregorio
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