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Uruguay approves import of US fresh and frozen poultry

Friday, May 2nd 2014 - 09:54 UTC
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Uruguay is already a seasonal customer for US fresh and frozen turkey  Uruguay is already a seasonal customer for US fresh and frozen turkey

Uruguay has granted final approval for importing US fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products, including US fresh chicken, the USDA has announced.

 Following several years of technical discussions, USDA representatives from APHIS and FSIS reached an agreement with Uruguay on the sanitary measures for US poultry products.

Access to Uruguay had been previously limited to US fresh and frozen turkey meat for a seasonal market and US cooked (processed) chicken meat.

US poultry exports to Uruguay were valued at 250,000 dollars in 2013 (up from 130,000 in 2012), with potential to expand further under this new agreement.

The agrerement is part of a trade off by which Uruguayan lamb and oranges are given access to the US market.

Categories: Economy, United States, Uruguay.

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  • ChrisR

    We have enough turkeys here already with the Chief Gobbler and his brood “running” the country.

    A quarter of a million dollars? Is it worth it OR is there more to come.

    The poultry produced in this country is very, very good and it will be cheaper than the American products.

    May 02nd, 2014 - 06:08 pm 0
  • KeepItReal

    You can bet that all of it's factory farmed, GMO laden, formerly miserable birds. Uruguay's sending clean, grass fed lamb and oranges to us, and we are reciprocating with effing Tyson? Or Butterball? Garbage!

    As an avid spokesperson for sustainable, organic farming and livestock raising for over 40 years, I know how much better poultry tastes when pasture raised and not fed inflammatory GMO corn and soy. I was saddened to see those proprietary Cargill and Syngenta owned fields during my Uruguayan visit--amber waves of pesticide, fungicide, herbicide and BT toxin-laden grain for you…even China's rejecting GMO crops, joining much of the European Union and Russia in banning the bee-killing, sickening crops. And Uruguayan poultry is raised on GMO grains. There are healthier options….if they would contract with Coleman Ranch, for example--a huge U.S. organic poultry and livestock producer…..for a small fortune. I can dream, can't I?

    Truth is that “feeding the world with GMO technology” is not sustainable. In India, farmers committed suicide over crop losses before finally tossing them out for good. A responsible custodian respects the soil and delicate balance of mychorrizae, (google it), which are permanently destroyed with the first planting of GMO crops. He adopts companion planting, ladybugs and praying mantises, and neem, an Indian herb, to discourage pests. Compost. Worm castings. Diatomaceous earth. Strong soil means strong harvests of disease and pest resistant plants, vs. total soil devastation, post GMO.

    I wouldn't feed Tyson, KFC, Foster Farms, or Butterball to my cat. And he wouldn't eat it either.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 07:26 am 0
  • yankeeboy

    What a strange deal. It is so tiny probably less than 1 large grocery store buys in a year. It is certainly not newsworthy.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 11:20 pm 0
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