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The Washington Post reports that Russia has decided to bar 19 US poultry producers from exporting their products to that country, saying that the companies were not meeting Russian food safety standards.

While the Russian government says that the decision has nothing to do with increased tensions between Russia and the US over the recent war in Georgia, US experts were not entirely sure that this was the case.

Russia reportedly accounts for one-third of all US chicken exports.

KC's View:
Call me crazy, but when Russia starts questioning US food safety procedures I have to think that something is wrong in the space-time continuum.