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Tyson says products are safe in wake of Russia ban

Posted: Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 4:35 am

A spokesperson for Tyson Foods says his company is "confident about the safety" of their pork products in the wake of Russia refusing products from two Iowa plants. Gary Mickelson tells KCII their fresh pork operation's are federally inspected. He also says they have an in house quality assurance staff. He says they'll be working with the USDA and Russian officials to resolve the trade situation as quickly as possible. The Des Moines Register reported the Russian meat plant oversight group said E. coli bacteria was found in some meat from the Waterloo and Columbus Junction plants.

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