Illegal poultry trade barrier imposed by Honduras and El Salvador
According to an alert circulated by the USA Poultry and Egg Export
Council, the Governments of Honduras and El Salvador have imposed blatantly
protective barriers against imported chicken meat.
This is evidently contrary to the letter and intent of
the recently concluded Central American Free Trade Agreement.
regulation imposes a zero tolerance for Salmonella on imported
The governments of the two nations now require all imported
poultry products to be cooked to a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius for 10
The new regulations conflict with the principle of
selectively discriminating against pathogens on imported products when the same
infections are present in flocks or on products of the importing nation.
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