Costa Rica will apply rigorous tests to meat from Nicaragua

Costa Rican Sanitation Authorities agreed to apply a strict test to the meat coming from Nicaragua

Monday, October 20, 2008

The tests come as a result of suspicions regarding the presence of the bacteria E. coli in a shipment which arrived in the United States this week.
The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) [National Animal Health Services] of Costa Rica made the decision after discovering that one of the 15 meat loads from Nicaragua which arrived in the United States was inspected under the suspicion that it may carry the bacteria E. coli, which lodges itself in the intestine and causes digestive disorders.

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Purchase of equipment for quality testing and adjustments in health checks are part of the plan that Panama will implement in order to start exporting meat.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development's plan involves changes to the health system, incorporating new technology for quality controls. The aim is to deliver, in mid-2017, the equivalency questionnaire to the Food Safety Inspection Services at the US Department of Agriculture.

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The new rules provide for the regulation of the use of veterinary drugs, carrying out studies to check for residual waste and penalties on manufacturers laboratories.

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Paraguay Wants to Export Meat to Central America

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Paraguayan exporters have requested health permits to sell meat to Panama, from where they plan to redistribute it to other countries in the region.

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Nicaragua Not Able to Sell Meat to Panama

March 2012

Nicaraguan businesses are reminding President Martinelli of his pledge to sell meat in Panama outside of the framework of the National Products Stock Exchange.

Beef imports from Nicaragua have still not become a reality in the face of opposition by Panamanian of farmers to the prices of imported meat quotas after the removal of restrictions being set outside the National Stock Products (Baisa).

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