The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico, Sagarpa, published the Rule of the Federal Law on Animal Health May 21 in the Diario Oficial de la Federación — Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Federal Register.

The document outlines the standards expected for animal health, with the following sections specifically applying to the agriculture industry:


  • Section II, Chapter II explains good livestock practices in primary production units, while Chapter III is about good livestock practices and manufacturing in Federal Inspection Type facilities.
  • Section III clarifies the law concerning animal welfare, importation, exportation and international transit.
  • Section VI, Chapter III is about certification, certification maintenance, inspection and verification of the Federal Inspection facilities.

To see the entire document, visit the website of the Diario Oficial de la Federación of Mexico.