Moscow - The US-Russian "chicken war" heated up, with officials saying a ban on importing American poultry could be in place as soon as today. Ryacheslav Avilov, Russia's chief veterinary inspector, said US standards were inadequate and the ban would go into effect unless a last-minute meeting with the Americans could be arranged. "Americans have met almost all our demands," he said. "The only question now is how to control salmonella." AP
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