Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) submitted written comments to the USDA on the Animal Plant and Inspection Service’s (APHIS) proposed regulation that would lift some restrictions on the importation of pork and pork products from certain Mexican states that are free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) while continuing to protect against introduction of the disease into the United States.

NPPC urged APHIS to require Mexican pork producers to follow the same on-farm sanitary, biosecurity and surveillance procedures as U.S. pork producers in the event of a CSF outbreak. NPPC also stressed the importance of current and credible requirements for reducing the risk of CSF introduction from Mexico or other countries that choose to request similar recognition of disease-free zones

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