Costa Rica Vetoes Chilean Pork Plants

At a time when local pork producers are pushing to limit imports, the National Animal Health Service has suspended the import of pork from three processing plants in Chile.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The decision comes after the National Animal Health Service in Chile carried out an inspection of six processing plants exporting pork to Costa Rica. The decision to suspend the three plants is based on an alleged breach of health and safety standards.

"... According to the General director of Senasa, Bernardo Jaen, a complex and comprehensive audit was carried out to monitor health, rules and regulations in the production plants and infrastructure conditions and this decision was taken. "

Crhoy.com reports that "... Jaen declined to specify the names of the companies, but said such audits are still performed in other markets such as Uruguay where eight companies were visited. The same procedure was also carried out in Panama and in the coming days the results will be made public."

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