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Olympic breakfast waiting for delivery

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Greek yogurt destined for the breakfast tables of American Olympic athletes in Sochi is caught  in a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.  Chobani is the Team USA sponsor.  The company, which is based in upstate New York, says it has 5,000 cups of Greek yogurt sitting in a refrigerated warehouse waiting to be flown to the Olympic village.

Russian authorities say the U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to provide a certificate that is required for dairy products under its customs rules.
    
A USDA spokeswoman says the agency is working with its Russian counterpart to reach a solution to allow the Chobani shipment to go through despite the lack of agreement on general trade requirements for dairy products.

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