UPDATE: Several U.S. Meat Plants Already Cleared to Resume Mexico Shipments

December 29, 2008 06:00 PM

Pro Farmer Editors

The situation with Mexico's action to halt imports from 30 U.S. meat plants has already improved, with more than 20 of those plants already re-listed as eligible to export to Mexico, according to media reports.

According to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), 25 plants are eligible to export product to Mexico that was packed before Dec. 23 or on Dec. 26 or after. There are still six plants listed as being ineligible to export to Mexico at this time.

USDA's website updating the status of meat plants has not yet reflected the changes in media reports as of yet.

The situation had threatened to keep U.S. beef, pork and poultry out of what USDA data for 2008 shows to be the biggest market for U.S. beef and the third largest market for U.S. pork and poultry.


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