On February 2018, the SENASICA granted the TIF certification no. 700 to a cold store for fowl, beef, pork, sheep and goat meat located in the state of Querétaro.
It is expected that this year 45 more certifications are granted, and that the three biggest TIF abattoirs start their activity. This will cause an increase in the production of meat under this veterinary inspection system.
Mexico has 454 Federal Inspection Type (TIF) establishments that operate in 29 states, after that in 2017, the National Service for Agroalimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) granted this certification to 31 new processing plants, with which the production of healthy and harmless meat products rose.
Likewise, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) granted the expansion of the TIF certification to the installations of 73 plants, that carry out, among other activities, the slaughtering, injection, marination, butchering and deboning of meat products; process cooked or raw ready meals, or have cold stores.
It is important to point out that the TIF establishments slaughter 60% of the animals processed in Mexico, and that export meat products to 58 countries, with which Mexico consolidates its place as the thirteenth world beef exporter, with sales that exceed USD1,184 million, according to the data provided by the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP).
Sunday, March 4th, 2018/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.