NPPC urges review of Mexican pork industry
Mexican officials in Washington have reportedly raised concerns about reciprocal market access to the U.S. pork market because some Mexican states have yet to be declared disease-free by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Mexican government has said the states are free of classical swine fever, or hog cholera, a highly contagious viral disease of pigs.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has cleared a number of Mexican states and is conducting risk assessments on eight others.
“NPPC supports a science-based decision regarding the importation of Mexican pork and pork products into the
Source: National Pork Producers Council