USDA proposes to allow Honduras to export poultry to the U.S.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is seeking to add Honduras to the list of countries eligible to export poultry to the U.S. The proposal is subject to a 60 day comment period.
An FSIS review of Honduras found its poultry slaughter inspection system is equivalent to the system FSIS has established under the Poultry Products Inspection Act, according to Meatingplace.
Should Honduras express interest in exporting processed poultry products, such as cooked or canned products, to the United States, it would need to request an equivalence determination.
Under this proposal, slaughtered poultry or parts produced in certified Honduran establishments would be eligible for export to the United States. All such products would be subject to re-inspection at United States ports of entry. ■