Pork products are examined in Mexico City (Photo: nationalhogfarmer.com)

Mexico City (VNA) – The Agri-Good and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has licensed 10 Mexican businesses to export beef to this Asian market.

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) said on November 24 that the AVA confirmed the food quality and safety at the beef exporting companies in the states of Coahuila, Sonora, Baja California, Durango, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Veracruz and Yucatan.

Singapore’s authorities also approved the opening of the market for Mexican pork, Sagarpa added.

Earlier, the World Organisation for Animal Health recognised that the American nation successfully eradicated mad cow and foot-and-mouth diseases.

Aside from Singapore, Mexican beef has been exported to some other Asian markets, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong (China).

Mexico is the world’s sixth largest beef producer. It produced 1.9 million tonnes of beef in 2017, up 2.6 percent from the previous year, with 181,000 tonnes shipped abroad. The country also exported 230,000 tonnes of pork and poultry meat to 58 markets around the globe. –VNA