Japan Will Analyze Importing Meat from Costa Rica
Japanese technicians will inspect meat factories, visit estates and verify the country´s sanitary procedures.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The visit, to be carried out next week, is an important milestone in reopening the Japanese market for Costa Rican meat exports. Exports were suspended on August 2008, when meat of U.S. origin was found in a Costa Rican shipment.
Plants and establishments producing beef in Costa Rica, are being inspected as a requirement before the opening of the Peruvian market for this product.
The company, "Carnes Zamora", or Zamora Meats, will invest the resources in upgrading its processing plant.
The Panamanian Health Authority has issued 13 health certificates to meat processing plants in the three countries interested in exporting to the country.
The Italcol group has opened a processing plant for chicken meat in the district of Capira, with capacity to slaughter up to 6000 birds per hour.
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