Italian Pig Meat Exports to the US to Resume

2 May 2013, at 8:50am

ITALY & US - APHIS has declared six areas of Italy to be free of swine vesicular disease, opening the way for exports of Italian pig meat products to the US again.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has determined that the Italian Regions of Lombardia, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Piemonte and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano are free of swine vesicular disease.

Based on an assessment of the animal health status of these areas, which the Service made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice of availability, the Administrator has determined that the importation of pork or pork products from these areas presents a low risk of introducing swine vesicular disease into the United States.

This determination is based on its review of the documentation submitted by the Government of Italy in support of its request and the findings of our its animal health risk evaluation.

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