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Mexico restricts US live hog imports due to virus

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mexico said on Tuesday it has restricted imports of live hogs from the United States because of the deadly piglet virus that has spread north of the border.

Imports of U.S. hogs would be reviewed on a case by case basis, said Mexico's Agriculture Ministry, which also said the virus has not been detected in Mexico.

The action does not affect shipments of U.S. pork to Mexico, it only affects live animals, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters