The Mexican food safety agency SENASICA has made 112,547 inspections on ships and planes, confiscating for disposal 478,856 kilos of risky agricultural goods.
In Mexico’s international airports the agency has inspected 1,866,129 pieces of baggage, with SENASICA staff retaining 293,208 kg of hazardous goods, which were incinerated.
Between January and July 2012, the National Food Health Safety and Food Quality Service (SENASICA) prevented 2,116 commercial shipments from entering the country because they detected the presence of 24 pests of quarantine significance, which could risk Mexican plant and animal production.
The agency, within the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) reported that during the same period, it has made 112,547 inspections on ships and aircraft through which it has held for disposal 478,856 kilos of agricultural goods that create risk.
SENASICA explained that these actions are part of the inspection work carried out through its Office of Animal and Plant Health Inspection (OISA) located at ports and airports of entry to the country to protect food consumption and boost the competitiveness of agricultural goods produced in Mexico.
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