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SENASA Creates New Brucellosis-free Certification

05 March 2013

ARGENTINA - With Resolution 63/2013, the National Service for Animal Health and Food Quality (SENASA) has emphasized the importance of the existence of healthy pigs from birth in food production, and has facilitated the sanitary control of total quality in the production chain.

Through Resolution 63/2013, SENASA recently created a national registry listing establishments that are brucellosis-free. 

Resolution 63/2013 establises the requirements and procedures to be observed by farmers in order to obtain brucellosis-free certification.

Certification of brucellosis-free listing of swine is mandatory for all establishments. Anyone wishing to sell, lease or exchange pigs and/or porcine products must provide a certificate with genealogical records.

All establishments are to be re-certified every four months. The certification and recertification will take place every March, July and November for all farms. Failure to comply will lead to an immediate loss of brucellosis-free status.

Violators of the new rule are subject to the penalties that may be applicable in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI of Decree No. 1585 of 19 December 1996.

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