Mexico to resume imports from suspended plants

by Editor
Monday, January 05, 2009

Mexico will resume imports from 20 of the 30 plants it suspended end of December 2008.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture officials Mexico suspended imports from the 30 plants because each purportedly had two border violations that officials there say are of a technical or sanitary nature.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service told reporters that corrective actions had been taken at 20 of the plants and they expect the bans to be removed. The remaining plants have submitted or will be submitting corrective action plans soon in hopes of resuming exports to Mexico.