New Zealand to Allow Uncooked, Consumer-Ready Pork Imports

 

New Zealand's High Court has issued its decision in favor of the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries to its Import Health Standard (IHS) for pig meat, products and by-products from countries with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), including the United States.

The IHS would allow the importation of consumer-ready cuts of uncooked pork less than three kilograms (6.6 lb.).  It is expected the New Zealand pork industry will appeal the decision by the June 1 deadline.