The Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) of Japan recognized the state of Jalisco as CSF free for the export of fresh, chilled or frozen pork, which is the result of management initiated by Mexico in 2007, according to the National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA).
This recognition is of great importance as Jalisco, along with Sonora, are the main producers of pork in the country, with about 45 percent of national production
The decentralized body of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) estimated that in the short term at least three TIF establishments with export capacity, located in Jalisco, may start exporting pork.
Additionally, with this recognition, pork producing farms in that state may supply TIF plants in Sonora to increase export supply.
They also recalled that Mexican meat exports to Japan doubled during 2011 as 70,000,134 tons were sold compared to the 38,000,176 tons that were reached during 2010.
With the acquisition of more than 48 thousand tons of pork products and by-products, and about 20 thousand tons of Mexican cattle, in 2011 Japan became one of the main destinations for domestic meat. Also, more than one thousand tons of poultry products and 650 tons of horse meat were marketed in that country.
Another relevant fact, added SENASICA, is that as of June 2012, exports of meat products stood at 39,000,189 tons, of which 27,000,475 were pork.
Wednesday September 5, 2012/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.