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Four Mexican states given Classical Swine Fever all clear

by 5m Editor
13 August 2003, at 12:00am

WASHINGTON - The USDA’s APHIS is amending its regulations by adding the Mexican states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Sinaloa to the list of regions considered free of classical swine fever.

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APHIS has conducted a series of risk evaluations and has determined that these four states have met the requirements for being recognized as free of this disease. This action allows importation into the United States of pork, pork products, live swine and swine semen from these regions.

APHIS is also adding certification requirements for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Sinaloa.

The certification will identify the regions of export and origin as Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Sinaloa or some other region that APHIS recognizes as free of classical swine fever and would also prevent the commingling of animals and products from these states with animals and products from classical swine fever affected regions prior to export.

In addition, restrictions will be imposed on live swine and swine semen imports because of blue eye disease in Mexico.

Source: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - 12th August 2003

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