Sochi Olympics News: Russia Blocks Chobani Yogurt Shipment
by William White | February 7, 2014 2:26 pm
Russia has blocked a shipment of 5,000 cups of Chobani yogurt for U.S. athletes in Sochi.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the shipment was blocked by Russia because the proper paperwork wasn’t filled out. The blocked yogurt has become a topic for late-night shows to poke fun at and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling for Russia to allow the shipment of Chobani yogurt. Schumer claims that the paperwork needed to send the yogurt is ridiculous since it’s only going to be eaten by U.S. athletes.
The Russian Embassy released the following statement concerning the Chobani yogurt blockade.
“Up to date the U.S. Department of Agriculture, despite a long history of talks, has not negotiated with the veterinary agency of the Customs Union’s countries, the approval of a veterinary certificate to export U.S. milk and dairy products to its territory. Naturally, a common sanitary certificate for such products, issued by the corresponding agencies of U.S. Department of Agriculture, by no means cannot substitute an approved veterinary certificate.”
A spokeswoman for the USDA said that the organization is working to have the shipment of Chobani yogurt approved and sent off.
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- 5,000 cups of Chobani yogurt: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-chobani-sochi-olympics-russia-20140207,0,6299504.story#axzz2sYryetzz
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- Russian Embassy: http://www.russianembassy.org/article/regarding-the-issue-of-u-s-yogurt-import-into-russia-commentary-of-the-federal-service-for-a
- working to have the shipment of Chobani yogurt approved and sent off: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/chobani-yogurt-olympics-103227.html
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