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Columbus Junction Meat Plant Reapproved for Export to Russia

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Lindsey Cook

The Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction has been reinstated for export by Russian authorities. Gary Michelson, spokesman for Tyson Foods says the plant was one of a number of US pork plants that were delisted in 2009 for allegedly not meeting certain Russian product requirements. Michelson says it was a matter of modifying procedures to be allowed to ship to Russia again. Michelson says the Columbus Junction plant mainly exports ham to Russia.