Japan authorizes Mexican export of pasteurized liquid eggs
The first plant approved for export to Japan of pasteurized liquid eggs is in Tepatitlan, Jalisco.
A few days ago, the first export of fresh Mexican eggs to the US took place. Now the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan notified the SENASICA (Secretariat National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality) of the authorization to export Mexican pasteurized liquid eggs to Japan.
The opening of this market is a result of the efforts of the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). In March, MAFF technicians visited pasteurized egg processing plants in Jalisco. The first plant approved for exports of liquid eggs to Japan is the Federal Inspection Type (TIF) plant no. 207 specializing in the pasteurization of these products, in Tepatitlan, Jalisco.
Toshiro Kawashima, head of Veterinary Services of Japan, communicated through a document signed by MAFF to SENASICA, their decision to open the export of such products from the aforementioned plant as of July 28, 2015. The document also states that the authorization is being studied for TIF plant no. 520 specializing in egg pasteurization and dehydration in the town of Pegueros, Jalisco, whose plant was also verified by Japanese technicians.
The animal health certificate authorized by the Japanese government for export of these products states that SENASICA must verify that the farm where the eggs are produced must be free of diseases such as avian influenza, Newcastle, salmonella and other diseases of importance to the country.
The conclusion of the Japanese technical team that visited the TIF establishments was that these plants practice controls and safety standards that ensure that Mexican eggs can be positioned and safely consumed in Japan and anywhere in the world.
This new market for Mexico consolidates the production system and The Federal Inspection Type certification as a reliable system that meets the strictest safety standards.