Honduras Resumes Pork Imports

Pork imports from Mexico and the US had been suspended since last week.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Honduras imports 80% of the pork it consumes.

Proceso Digital reported statements by the Secretary of Health of Honduras, Carlos Aguila: "We will continue to import pork from these countries based on scientific judgment that there is no risk in pork consumption because cooking it kills the virus and eliminates any risk."

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