March 30, 2009


Mexico free of Classical Swine Fever


Officials in Mexico have declared itself to be free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) after its three remaining states did not show signs of the disease.


Epidemiology sampling took place on all commercial hog farms and a representative sample of backyard production, and results confirmed the absence of the CSF etiological agent, according to the Mexican government.


Meanwhile, Mexico and NPPC are working on developing new export markets for Mexican pork products. Now free of CSF, Mexico hopes to gain greater access to international markets, including the US, for its pork and pork products.

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