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Argentine Meat (Import Regulations)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 16 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what regulations are laid down for the import of meat from the Argentine; and what inspections are made.

Meat imported from the Argentine is subject to the provisions of the Public Health (Imported Food) Regulations which require the meat to be accompanied by an official certificate certifying that it has been produced from healthy animals and under hygienic conditions. The regulations are enforced by port health authorities and certain other local authorities who make check inspections at the port of entry. In addition surveyors appointed by my Department ensure that the meat is satisfactory.