The Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene of Hong Kong (FEHD) approved the Exportation Zoosanitary Certificates (CZE) for Mexican bovine, swine, equine and fowl frozen meat, viscera and offal; the National Health, Harmlessness and Food and Agriculture Quality Service (SENASICA) announced.
In accordance with the requisites established by the Hong Kongese health authority, the animals whose fate is the production of meat that is to be exported to Hong Kong will have to come from disease-free areas and they must be slaughtered in Federal Inspection Type (TIF) establishments.
The SENASICA informed that the first three shipments of Mexican meat products will be subject to "stopping and analysis", and this means that they will be retained and sampled in order to perform toxic residues and microbiological tests. Once satisfactory results are obtained from the analyses the goods will be released for their commercialisation.
If the results from the analyses of the first three shipments are satisfactory, the following imports will be subject to the routine sampling and analysis inspection applied to any country that exports to Hong Kong.
Sunday November 24, 2013/ SAGARPA/ México.