October 15, 2009


Mexico bans pork imports from Indiana pork plant



Mexico has suspended imports from Indiana Packers Corp.'s pork plant in Delphi, Indiana, citing product defects, according to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


FSIS spokeswoman Bryn Burkard said the plant was delisted by Mexico because on two instances Mexico found product defects at port-of-entry inspection.


Burkard said FSIS currently is unaware of what specific product defects Mexico discovered in the Indiana Packers shipments.


Nonetheless, the agency is waiting for the company to complete corrective actions before it asks Mexico to re-list the plant.