Mexico City, February 16, 2014
With this recognition, Federal Inspection (TIF) Establishments 431, 111, 120 and 105 in the states of Michoacán, Sinaloa, Baja California and Nuevo León, respectively, can immediately begin exporting beef to Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has acknowledged the equivalence of the Mexican Veterinary Inspection System with respect to beef products, giving Mexican exporters access to the Canadian beef market.
CFIA’s communiqué enables four of Mexico’s Federal Inspection beef processing establishments to immediately export their products to Canada, reports the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).
This recognition was a result of negotiations between the CFIA and the National Department of Food Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA), and follows the audit conducted by Canadian authorities of the Mexican Veterinary Inspection System.
TIF establishments numbers 431, 111, 120 and 105 in the states of Michoacán, Sinaloa, Baja California and Nuevo León, respectively, can now begin exporting Mexican beef to Canada.
These establishments were inspected by Canadian health authority technicians, who were in Mexico to review the facilities at the plants, and the processes carried out there.
The Canadian technicians certified that the infrastructure meets the health and safety standards required by international markets, and were able to attest to SENASICA’s ongoing verification and inspection performed by duly certified veterinarians and animal husbandry specialists.