Philippines allows entry of meat products from Brazil, Chile
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has allowed the entry of more meat products from Brazil and Chile after compliance with quarantine and meat inspection systems.

In two separate orders, Agriculture Secretary William Dar has decided to approve the application of the two countries to export meat products to the Philippines.

Brazil will export more pork, beef and poultry meat while Chile will ship out pork and poultry.

For Brazil, 24 foreign meat establishments were accredited, while Chile has six.

Dar said foreign meat establishments in the two countries were inspected and audited by the DA Inspection Mission and were found to comply with the Philippine quarantine and meat inspection systems procedures.

The two countries have also complied with the requirements provided by the World Organization for Animal Health.

“After thorough evaluation, the applications of Brazil for individual FME accreditation to export pork, beef and chicken and Chile to export pork and poultry meat have been found to be satisfactory and acceptable,” Dar said.

The DA said that meat establishments must be listed as duly registered meat establishments authorized to export beef, pork and poultry meat into the country.

The source of meat for export shall be from animals born and raised in Brazil and Chile, and must not contain residues of antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, radioactivity and similar substances as that may pose public health and environmental hazards.

For Brazil, commodities approved for export include pork, beef except meat from head and neck, and chicken and turkey.

For Chile, approved commodities are animal products, offals, pig fat, turkey meat and offals, and swine carcasses.

The accreditation of both countries are valid until April 2, 2023.

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