Mexican Bacon Enters Japan


Posted By: Selerant RSA

On February 11, 2016, Mexican National Service of Health, Safety and Quality of Agrifood (SENASICA) announced that the Ministry of Agriculture, Silviculture and Fishery (MAFF) of Japan has approved the Export Animal Health Certification, allowing export of swine meat from Mexico to Japan.
This was preceded by Japanese MAFF recognizing Mexico in 2015 as a country free of swine fever and certain other quarantine diseases.

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture has sent the Animal Health Standards for meat and meat products such as sausages, ham and bacon; Mexico will need to follow these in order to export the products in question to Japan.

It is expected that this bilateral agreement will benefit Mexican swine producers and the overall country meat industry.

For further information go to National Service of Health, Safety and Quality of Agrifood (SENASICA).