The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) is tightening the rules for deliveries of hatching eggs from the United States due to the latest violation of a forged certificate.
The agriculture watchdog said that in accordance with an understanding with their American colleagues, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Agriculture Department will give Rosselkhoznadzor advance notice of each consignment of eggs delivered to Russia and present the watchdog with a copy of the authentic veterinary certificates for it.
The reason for this was a forged veterinary certificate that accompanied a consignment of eggs sent from the Morris Hatchery. Future certificates for the products of this firm marked for the Russian market have been put on hold.
Rosselkhoznadzor gave APHIS copies of the veterinary certificates on commercial shipments of hatching eggs sent from the U.S. to Russia in 2013-2014 for their retrospective test of authenticity.
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