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Uruguay receives 1st shipment of bone-in meat imported from Brazil

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Butchers prepare meat at a market in downtown São Paulo in .| Photo: EFE / Sebastiao Moreira

This Monday, Uruguay received the first import of bone-in meat from Brazil after an agreement signed in June by the two countries.

The measure came with the objective of providing a “more economical product for the Uruguayan population”, as emphasized by the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay, Fernando Mattos, after participating in the reception of the first import batch from Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Mato Grosso and Rondônia, states free of foot-and-mouth disease without vaccination.

“This is an important step. We are introducing a new product to the national market, with all the guarantees. with bone is only allowed from countries with a higher health status, to guarantee the biosecurity of the national herd”, said the minister.

During the signing of the agreement between the d In two countries, in June, Mattos emphasized that imported meat “does not represent a risk” either for Uruguayan production or for the health of the population.

In addition to the resolution allowing the import of bone-in meat, the Uruguayan government agreed to another measure whereby companies that until now were exclusively dedicated to meat export will also be able to enter the import business, both bone-in and bone-in meat.

Mattos estimated that more than 19 companies will be in conditions to import and stressed that the sector’s importers calculate that “bone cuts can lower their price by 15% The 13%”.

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