No Meat Sales to EU Without Traceability

Nicaragua will need a minimum of a year to implement an adequate traceability system which will allow it to export meat to Europe.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"First certification must come from Europe, which says that they accept our system of traceability, and we must be prepared (to export) when the time comes," said the president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Exports (Canicarne) Juan Sebastián Chamorro.

Chamorro explained that once its traceabilty system is ready, the Government will be able to apply to the European Union for the certification of its meat.

Prensa.com reports: "Traceability is a sophisticated system of cattle identification, because it not only requires the physical record of each individual animal, like an identity card for humans, but also includes the site and date of birth, and data about its parents. "

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