The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Stockbreeding, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) published last week in the Federation Official Journal (DOF) the notice of the cancellation of the Mexican Official Norm NOM-037-ZOO-1995, regarding the National Campaign against Classical Swine Fever (PPC).
The cancellation of this Norm is carried out due to the fact that on 30 January 2009, the whole of the Mexican territory was declared free of the CSF virus, that affects pigs, and since then no new cases have appeared that justify the maintenance of a national campaign.
In order to avoid the reintroduction of the virus, a national active and passive epidemiologic surveillance and investigation programme was implemented in the technical swine production and the production of pigs in backyards, wild boars and meat processors.
The SAGARPA, through the Health, Harmlessness, and Food and Agriculture Quality National Service (SENASICA), established the technical guidelines for implementing a close epidemiologic surveillance with the aim of detecting opportunely a possible reintroduction of the virus in the national pig production system.
The diagnosis, prevention, control and epidemiologic surveillance activities are reinforced among the different sectors involved for the protection of swine production.
Wednesday July 23, 2014/ SAGARPA/ México.