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