After the instructions of the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Mr. José Calzada Rovirosa, the necessary procedures were carried out for the Institute of Veterinary Medicine (IMV) of Cuba to allow the Mexican exports of beef, pork, sheep and goat products, as well as of dairy products, ovoproducts and fowl industry byproducts.
This comes as a result of the last state visit of the Minister of the SAGARPA to Cuba, where he met the Ministers of the Cuban Food Industry, Ms. María del Carmen Concepción González; Foreign Trade and Investments, Mr. Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz; and Agriculture, Mr. Gustavo Rodríguez Rollero.
The National Food and Agriculture Health, Harmlessness and Quality Service (SENASICA), was the SAGARPA's organism in charge of carrying out of the procedures for the IMV, that acknowledged the Mexican Inspection Systems applied to the slaughtering of animals.
The decision of the IMV includes the acknowledgement of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Chihuahua, Ciudad de México, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas and Yucatán as free of highly pathogenic avian influeza (HPAI).
This Cuban organism notified this decision to the SENASICA, that will be in force until February 18th 2018, and it included the verdicts of the visits in Mexico, in 2014 and 2015, when ten Federal Inspection Type (TIF) premises, five dairy products plants and one ovoproduct plants were visited.
This agreement entails the exportation of cow dairy products, beef, pork, lamb and goat meat and their offal as well as processed products from animals born in Mexico.
Friday, 10 June 2016/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.