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Mexico Free of Classical Swine Fever

16 August 2012, at 11:36am

MEXICO - In the interest of national hog production, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has declared the territory of the United Mexican States free from Classical Swine Flu (FPC).

The agreement published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF), SAGARPA indicates that the declaration is issued under the information that since 10 November, 2005 no swine fever has been detected.

The National Service Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA), in coordination with the State Governments and hog producers in the country have developed and implemented epidemiological surveillance activities h for the diagnosis, control and both active and passive eradication of the disease.

With the declaration of a country free of classical swine fever, there will be improvements for free trade and access to national and international markets, both for live pigs and products and by-products originating in the country.

The declaration is a positive impact on the promotion of pork production because it will become more competitive and profitable.