The outbreak of swine diarrhea which affected the pork cultivation sector has led to a greater consumer preference for imported meat.
From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (Procomer):
Japan is the largest importer of pork in the world, the fifth of pork sausages and sixth largest consumer of pork. Currently, domestic production covers only half the demand, therefore the remainder has to be imported.
Alerts have been issued over a new outbreak of the PEDv disease which a year after its first identification in the country has raised prices of pork to historic levels.
The appearance of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Disease (PEDv,) on a farm in Indiana, United States, has started to generate concern in the industry about the possibility of a new massive infection and pork meat production being affected. A year ago, this same virus caused the reduction of 10% of the pig population in the United States and a rise in prices to record levels.
The elimination of classical swine fever and avian salmonellosis has made the Aztec country a stronger competitor in pork and poultry in international markets.
A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica reads:
The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) declared Mexico free of avian salmonellosis and classical swine fever on 14 August.
The Guatemalan Ministry of Livestock, with the resurgence of an outbreak of the virus, has lifted the ban on importation of the vaccine.
The import, manufacture and marketing of the vaccine against swine has been forbidden since last March 2009.
An article in Prensalibre.com explains, "However, on November 22 , the MAGA declared a state of animal health emergency after detecting an outbreak of swine fever on farms in Chimaltenango, which led to the culling of more than 16,000 pigs which according to the entity 'makes it necessary to allow importation of the vaccine under official supervision. "
The measure was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food in Guatemala to prevent the spread of an outbreak of swine flu detected in the department of Sacatepéquez .
By Ministerial Agreement No. 273-2011, the Government of Guatemala has declared a state of emergency for animal disease across the country, establishing an "area under Animal Health Control" in the town of Pastores, Department of Sacatepéquez, as the ground zero area of the classic swine fever.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has declared the country free of classic swine fever.
Since 2006 the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), the National Service of Agricultural Health (SENASA) and the International Regional Organization for Animal Health (OIRSA) have worked together to eradicate the disease.
From May 13 the country will be declared free of classic swine fever.
Dr. Marvin Rodriguez, head of epidemiological surveillance department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAG), confirmed that for the last five years, the virus which transmits the disease has not circulated in pig populations in Nicaragua.
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