Costa Rica Free of Swine Fever

It has been announced that after having met all the requirements, the country has officially obtained recognition as a nation free of Classical Swine Fever.

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock reported that " ...This recognition gives Costa Rica an official health status, thanks to the fact that the country does not have the disease and the conditions of legislation have been fulfilled which include veterinary services, control and eradication strategy, animal identification system, control of their movements and laboratory diagnosis, among other things."

See "Central America Consumes More Pork Meat" and "Central America Imports More Sausages".

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG):

In the general session N ° 86 of the World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), held from May 20 to 25 in Paris, France, the resolution was voted on which officially recognizes Costa Rica as a country free of Classical Swine Fever (PPC by its initials in Spanish). 

This recognition gives Costa Rica an official health status, thanks to the fact that the country does not have the disease and the conditions of legislation have been fulfilled which include veterinary services, control and eradication strategy, animal identification system, control of their movements and laboratory diagnosis, among other things.

"This international status will boost negotiations with third countries in order to reach sanitary agreements for exports of pigs and their products," said Federico Chaverri S., General Director of SENASA.

Read full statement (in Spanish).

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