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.

"The Japanese market doesn't buy large volumes of meat", explained to Nacion.com Erick Quirós, executive director of the Livestock Promotion Corporation, "but they pay very good prices, enabling exporters to pay a premium to breeders".

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