Yankee Chicken, Go Home

Moscow has a beef about U.S. poultry standards

Russian citizens have been menaced by nuclear fallout and organized crime that makes Mafia doings look tame. But now the government has fingered a new enemy: American chickens. The Russians want to ban U.S. birds, claiming a risk of food poisoning from American chickens. The two nations are negotiating, but if an agreement isn't reached by Mar. 19, the Russians could permanently clip the wings of American poultry processors.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.