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Kangaroo meat exports to Russia hop back into action

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Macro Meat, Australia’s largest supplier of kangaroo meat will resume trading with Russia this week.

Macro Meats, which is the sole exporter of kangaroo meat to Russia, placed a voluntary hold on its exports to the nation in July this year after a container of 744 cartons mistakenly included 19 cartons that were destined for Europe from an unauthorised supplier named Australian Meats.

The shipping mistake was a result of human error by a third party and represented no contamination or quality issues according to the company.

The Russian importing authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, did not issue a ban over the incident, however the Australian Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) were asked to investigate this incident in order to prevent similar events occurring in the future.

Managing director of Macro Meats, Ray Borda said that the company was pleased commence trade with Russia,

“The Customs Union market (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan) is an important part of our export business and we value it highly. We are pleased to have resolved this issue so swiftly and will continue our commitment to upholding the integrity of Australia’s meat export industry. Macro Meats views this result as a great vote of confidence by the Russians in our company, the kangaroo industry and DAFF,” said Borda.

“Kangaroo meat is one of the most sustainable, lean and delicious meats that Australia produces and our export and domestic markets continue to grow as savvy consumers learn all the benefits of eating Kangaroo.”

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