ARGENTINA – Argentina has hit out at US claims alleging animal health protocol breaches, accusing US ranchers of purposefully preventing beef imports.
This message was delivered by agriculture, livestock and fisheries minister Carlos Casamiquela, (pictured) rejecting American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) and US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) criticisms on Friday.
Citing European and Chinese trade links as proof of Argentina’s food safety, Mr Casamiquela said that Argentina’s livestock industry is in line with World Animal Health Organisation requirements.
He added that foot and mouth disease was now classed as ‘without vaccination’ in northern Patagonia and peste des petits ruminants and contagious pleurpneumonia had been eradicated.
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