On December 2012, the Uruguayan Livestock Services Directorate General (DGSPU) approved the release of the importation of meat products and pork byproducts from 13 Brazilian federal states recognized as free of feet-and-mouth disease.
Up to now, only Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul were allowed to sell pork products to Uruguay. The health certification will open up the market for the states of Acre, Rondônia, São Paulo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Minas Gerais, Río de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Bahía y Sergipe, and the Federal District.
In the Resolution 200/012, the DGSPU recognizes that Brazil has developed health policies that guarantee the health conditions of the animals and the products derived from them.
Thursday January 17, 2013/ MAPA/ Brazil.