Russia Allows Access to U.S. Peanuts

On August 26, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted the ban on the import of peanuts into Russia from the United States.

From May 1, 2015 the Rosselkhoznadzor introduced a temporary restriction on the import of U.S. peanuts into Russia. The reason was the excess of cadmium content in two shipments of US peanuts compared to the level acceptable by Russian standards.