July 21, 2008


Mexico urged to approve labelling of imported pork

Mexico's pork producers are urging the Ministry of Commerce to approve the labelling of pork products and byproducts from the US and other countries.


The aim is to ensure food quality as fresh Mexican products compete in the high-quality domestic market with imported frozen food.


The Confederation of Mexican Pork Producers (CPM) said it is not asking for a ban on pork imports as long as domestic pork production is not undermined.


Imports have increased by 18-20 percent; in 2007 these amounted to 326,000 tonnes and from Jan-May 2008 reached 139,000 tonnes, the latter of which went up 31,000 tonnes on-year, according to CPM director of Economic Studies Alejandro Ramirez.

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