EU Market Opens to Beef from Chile16 September 2013
CHILE - The European market has reopened to beef from Chile.
The EU had been closed to Chilean beef because of concerns over food safety and meat inspection.
Chile’s Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol, together with Ambassador and Agricultural Attache of Chile in the European Union, Carlos Appelgren and Cristian Jara received the recertification allowing beef exports this week from the Euopean Commission.
Now the EC inspectors are planning to visit Chile to verify the country’s traceability systems.
"We are very pleased to have recovered this important export market for Chilean cattle because it demonstrates that our country takes compliance with the systems of our buyers seriously and this is all in line with the excellent image and reputation that Chile has in the world," said Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol.
The opening up of the market means that Chile can now export 40,000 tonnes of high quality beef to the EU
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