Mexico rejects 784 MT of agriculture imports in 2010

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Mexico rejects 784 MT of agriculture imports in 2010

Officials with the General Directorate of Phytosanitary Inspection (DGIF in Spanish) in Mexico rejected 2,959 commercial shipments that contained agriculture products that posed risks to the country, according to Radio Fórmula.

According to a release from the agriculture department, SAGARPA, quoted in the report, 784 metric tons of products were detained and destroyed.

Of plant-based agriculture, apples, potatoes, peaches, wheat flour, onions, peanuts and grapes were rejected most often, the website. Most of the products were from the United States. Animal products frequently rejected included chicken breast, lamb and pork from New Zealand and the U.S.

Plants including alfalfa, onion, pears and sorghum seeds from Chile, the U.S. and Canada were returned because of pest contamination, the report said.


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