At least 23 tons of chicken imported from Turkey through Russia's Vladivostok Harbour in 2015 will be sent back, as antibiotic dose that is higher than permissible levels was found in samples examined from minced chicken.
According to an online written statement by Russia's Federal Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) regional directorate, a large party of Turkish-origin chickens was examined and they were found to have up to two times higher level of antibiotic, comparing to permissable limits.
According to existing laws, products can be either annihilated or sent back to the country of origin, in these sorts of situations.
The statement underlined that in a second test, the oksitetrasiklin, thus antibiotic dose has increased from 17.95 to 18.15, comparing to the initials test.
Food products with high dose of antibiotic can cause resistant to antibiotics amongst consumers, thus they decrease the efficacy of medicines, said experts. Also, this sort of antibiotics are thought to have several adverse effects.