Argentina exported 142.405 tons of fish and shellfish valued at 423 million dollars in the first five months of 2012, according to official statistics from the National Health Service and Food Quality, Senasa.
Argentina exported 365.372 tons of fish and shellfish valued at 1.16 billion dollars in the first ten months of 2011, according to statistics from the National Health Service and Food Quality, Senasa. Hake, shrimp and squid were the three main items in that order.
Paraguay’s Livestock Service has confirmed that negligence in the handling of foot and mouth disease vaccines was the cause for the September FMD outbreak that forced the country to cease exports. The announcement discards doubts about the quality of the vaccines.
In spite of its love for horses, Argentina is the world’s leading exporter of horse meat having shipped 23.880 tons in 2010, valued 75 million US dollars according to the country’s Animal health and Agro-food quality service, SENASA.
SENASA, Argentina’s National Food Safety and Quality Service, issued a statement suspending all transportation of horses in the Buenos Aires province for two weeks due to an outbreak of Viral Equine Arteritis.