December 9, 2014
This announcement may have been a bit premature. According to a source in Europe
“……as it needs to be approved by a standing committee of the Commission, which wasn’t due to meet yesterday. In fact, the relevant committee (the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health), or the configuration that relates to import conditions, isn’t due to meet again until January. However, any such decisions should be published in the Official Journal.”
It appears that Mexico can, for the moment, continue to export to the EU.
We will keep you posted as developments occur.
The European Commission has implemented a conditional ban of the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits consistently identified serious problems with the lack of traceability of horses slaughtered for EU export with origins in the United States and Mexico, particularly regarding veterinary medical treatment records.
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